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People in the News: Paul Krassnoff, Jerome Rotter


Bacterial typing systems developer PathoGenetix has hired Paul Krassnoff to be director of manufacturing. In this post, he will develop production and quality assurance systems for the firm's Genome Sequence Scanning System.

Krassnoff formerly was director of lab operations and manufacturing at Aushon Biosystems. He also worked at Alpo Diagnostics, Genzyme Diagnostics, BioMérieux, and Baxter-Dade. He holds a BS in chemistry from Boston University and an MS in biomedical science from Northeastern University.

Jerome Rotter has joined the faculty of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute to launch the Translational Genomics and Population Sciences institute, which aims to use genomics to improve the health of the Hispanic, African-American, and Asian populations served by LA BioMed and the Harbor University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.

Rotter was previously director of research at the Medical Genetics Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is also a professor of medicine, pediatrics, and human genetics at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai and he has held the board of governors' chair in medical genetics at Cedars-Sinai. He holds a BS and MD from UCLA.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.