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Paired Ends: Hamid Rategh, Mirna Jarosz, Leila Rastegar, Ali Mani

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Genapsys has expanded its management team and scientific advisory board.

Hamid Rategh has been appointed to vice president of engineering, leading the development of the company's sequencing technology. Previously, he was senior director of engineering at Inphi, senior director of engineering at Scientera Networks, and cofounder and vice president of Engineering of Tavanza, which was acquired by Celeritek and later Anadigics. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, an MS in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Mirna Jarosz is director of sequencing chemistry and molecular biology. Most recently, she led the molecular biology and sequencing group at Foundation Medicine. Previously, she was manager of sequencing development at Helicos Biosciences. She holds a PhD in chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leila Rastegar is director of business development and strategy. Previously, she was a consultant at Bain & Company. She also worked in Argentina with the Endeavor network, a non-profit that supports entrepreneurs in developing countries. She holds a BS in mathematics and philosophy from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ali Mani has been appointed to Genapsys' scientific advisory board. He is an assistant professor at the Flow Physics and Computation division in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University, where he works on fluid mechanics. He holds a BS from Sharif University of Technology and MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford.

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