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Salk President Joins Stem Cell Board

The state’s stem cell agency has a new San Diegan on its 29-member oversight board.

Salk Institute President William Brody was selected to serve the panel by Lt. Gov. John Garamendi Aug. 13.

Brody, who took over Salk duties in March, replaces Salk Executive Vice President Marsha Chandler on the board.

“With more than three decades of experience, Dr. Brody has proven himself worthy of this important post, and I am confident that with his new responsibilities, he will continue to advance science in a way that improves all our lives,” said Garamendi, who is responsible for appointing five of the stem cell board’s members.

Brody, renowned for his achievements in biomedical engineering, spent 12 years as president of Johns Hopkins University before joining Salk.

The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, which governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, also counts Burnham Institute for Medical Research President Dr. John Reed, UC San Diego School of Medicine Dean Dr. David Brenner and Scripps Research Institute Executive Director Dr. Floyd Bloom among its members. Duane Roth, CEO of local high-tech and life sciences trade group Connect, was appointed vice chair of the governing board by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in March.

, Heather Chambers

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