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Paired Ends: Paul Grint, Gary Wu, Martin Blaser, Jeffrey Gordon, Gail Hecht, and more


Paul Grint will retire from Illumina's board of directors, effective at the company's 2013 annual meeting of stockholders, the company disclosed this week in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The American Gastroenterological Association has created a Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education and has appointed a scientific advisory board.

The chair of the board is Gary Wu, professor of medicine at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Other members are Martin Blaser, professor of microbiology and director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University; Jeffrey Gordon, director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University; Gail Hecht, chief of gastroenterology and nutrition at Loyola University Medical Center; Lee Kaplan, director of the Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrition Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital; Mary Ellen Sanders, executive director of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics in Centennial, Col.; Ryan Balfour Sartor, professor of medicine, microbiology, and immunology at the University of North Carolina; Richard Peek, ex-officio chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and Vincent Wang, ex-officio professor and chair of medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

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