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Vicki Sato

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Bristol-Myers Squibb said this week that it has appointed Vicki Sato to its board of directors.

Sato also sits on the board of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

Sato is currently a professor of molecular and cell biology at Harvard University, and previously served as president of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this, she was vice president of research at Biogen, a biotechnology firm co-founded by Alnylam co-founder Phillip Sharp.

The Scan

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