Autism Speaks has named Stephen Scherer as director of the Autism Speaks Ten Thousand Genomes Program (AUT10K). In addition to leading AUT10K, Scherer will continue in his role as director of the Center for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He will also continue serving as director of the McLaughlin Center at the University of Toronto.
Peter Hirth has joined Trovagene's scientific advisory board.
Hirth co-founded Plexxikon and served as its CEO until 2013. Prior to that, he was president of Sugen. He also was a vice president of research with Boehringer Mannheim and served as a research scientist with the Max Planck Institute following the completion of his postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Diego.