Thermo Fisher Scientific Appoints New Member to Scientific Advisory Board
We are pleased to add David’s insight as a leading life sciences researcher to our Scientific Advisory Board
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:00 am EDT



WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has appointed David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, to its Scientific Advisory Board. The Board was formed in 2010 to formalize the two-way exchange of technological information between the company and representatives from some of the world’s premiere centers of health, science and education.

Dr. Sabatini is a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where he studies the basic mechanisms of cell growth. He has several affiliations with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), serving as senior associate member of The Broad Institute, member of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, as well as associate professor of biology. He is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Sabatini received his doctorate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and has been awarded numerous academic distinctions.

“We are pleased to add David’s insight as a leading life sciences researcher to our Scientific Advisory Board,” said Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The Board plays an important role in helping us to set a course for innovation that creates value for our customers, and his extensive work in understanding how cells function and metabolize plays a key role in the development of new treatments for disease.”

The Scientific Advisory Board includes R&D leaders from across Thermo Fisher, as well as the following external members:

  • Tyler Jacks, PhD, member of Thermo Fisher’s board of directors, David H. Koch professor of biology and director of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Ronald W. Davis, Stanford University, Department of Biochemistry
  • Steven P. Gygi, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Department of Cell Biology
  • William C. Hahn, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Medical Oncology
  • David R. Hillyard, MD, University of Utah, Department of Pathology.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

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