BIO5 director takes foundation post

December 23, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Aaron Mackey, Arizona Daily Star] – The leader of the UA’s top research institute — whom colleagues hail as a key architect of the region’s burgeoning bioscience industry — is leaving to head a San Francisco-based non-profit’s scientific endeavors, the university announced Monday.

Vicki Chandler, director of the University of Arizona’s Bio5 Institute, played a critical role in establishing the collaborative research center, which has brought tens of millions of grant dollars to the UA, including a $50 million award thought to be the largest grant in Arizona history.

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