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Paired Ends: Peter Lewis, Darren Lee, Elaine Ostrander, A. Malcolm Campbell, Lorne Hepworth


Nabsys has expanded its management team. Peter Lewis is now the chief financial officer and Darren Lee will serve as vice president of business development.

Lewis previously served as vice president of finance and administration at Bioscale and as vice president of finance and administration at Affymetrix following the acquisition of Genetic MicroSystems, where he was chief financial officer. He holds an MBA and a BS in mechanical and materials engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Lee joins Nabsys from PerkinElmer, where he served as vice president of marketing for the company's tissue imaging business. He was at Caliper before the company was acquired by PerkinElmer and has also served as vice president of corporate development at both PrimeraDx and Decision Biomarkers. He holds an MS in technology management from Pepperdine University and a BS in biomedical engineering technology from Temple University.

The Genetics Society of America has awarded its 2013 GSA awards to five researchers in the field of genetics, including Elaine Ostrander and A. Malcolm Campbell.

Ostrander was awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal for her work in prostate and breast cancer as well as canine genomics, including leading the effort to sequence the dog genome. Ostrander is the chief of the cancer genetics branch, head of the comparative genetics section, and a National Institutes of Health distinguished investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Campbell was awarded the Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education for his work on bringing genomics into undergraduate education at Davidson College. He is a co-author of one of the first genomics textbooks for undergraduates — Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics — and developed the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching. He has also brought next-gen sequencing to undergrads.

Campbell is a professor of biology and director of the James G. Martin Genomics Program at Davidson.

Genome Canada has appointed Lorne Hepworth the new chair of it board, effective immediately. He replaces Thomas Caskey, who was chair for three years.

Hepworth has been president of CropLife Canada since 1997 and has been a member of the Canadian Agri-Food Research Council, as well as the federal government's Pest Management Advisory Committee and National Biotechnology Advisory Committee. He has been a director of Genome Canada's board since June 2010.

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