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People in the News: Jeff Huber, Greg Lucier, Patrick Soon-Shiong


Illumina has appointed Jeff Huber to its board of directors. Huber is senior vice president at Google and led development for Google Maps, Google Apps, and Google Ads. Previously, he was vice president of architecture and systems development at eBay and senior vice president of engineering at Excite@Home. He is also a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Electronic Arts.

Organova, a three-dimensional biology company developing 3D bioprinting technology, has appointed Greg Lucier as a corporate advisor. He will advise CEO Keith Murphy and the executive management team. Lucier was previously the chairman and CEO of Life Technologies.

NantHealth Founder and CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong will serve as Providence Health and Services' global director for cancer services and bioinformatics. The appointment is related to a new clinical genome sequencing partnership between NantHealth, The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine, and Providence Health and Services. In the role, he will work with oncologists and researchers across the five-state Providence system.

Soon-Shiong has developed treatments for cancer and diabetes, and developed a supercomputer-based system and network for analyzing genetic data from tumor samples in under a minute. He also is a professor of microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, and bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.