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People in the News: Kate Falberg, John Thompson, Charles Wagner


Ariosa Diagnostics has elected Kate Falberg to its board of directors and to chair of the audit committee. Falberg most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. She also held various roles at Amgen, including as senior vice president of finance and strategy and CFO. Currently, she serves on the board of directors and is chair of the audit committee of Halozyme Therapeutics and Medivation.

John Thompson is now senior director of research and development at Claritas Genomics. Previously, he was senior director of applications and external collaboration at next-generation sequencing firm Nabsys and before that was senior director of genomic research at Helicos BioSciences. He holds a PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in chemistry from Yale University.

Good Start Genetics has appointed Charles Wagner to its board of directors. Wagner is currently CFO and executive vice president of finance and administration of Bruker Corporation. He has also served as CFO and executive vice president of finance and administration at Progress Software Corporation and CFO and vice president of Millipore Corporation. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BS from Boston College.