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FRESNO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Systems, Inc., a Fresno, CA based biotechnology company, announced that it has promoted Mark E. Whitacre, Ph.D. to become the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of Operations. Dr. Whitacre joined the executive management team in December 2006 as President of Technology and Business Development for the new East Coast office. The company's CEO & President, Paul A. Willis, stated that, "By having Mark Whitacre as a part of the management team, we have taken a significant step in our effort to expand our selenium based cancer prevention research and to develop next generation products. Dr. Whitacre's research and top-management business experience has fully aligned with the future direction of the company and its continued expansion into fermentation technology with emphasis on biotechnology and life science applications. In the fifteen months since Dr. Whitacre joined the company, he has proven to be a valuable part of the management team."
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In an effort to provide greater detail related to Dr. Whitacre's
extensive education, research accomplishments, management experience,
professional career, and his current work with Cypress, the company
launched a biography website at http://www.markwhitacre.com last year. Dr.
Whitacre's education includes B.S. and Master's degrees from Ohio State
University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University
where Mark's Ph.D. thesis adviser was a renowned selenium researcher, Dr.
G.F. Combs, Jr. Dr. Whitacre's research at Cornell University related to
the biochemical role of selenium at the cellular level in the prevention of
diseases. Mark continue
|SOURCE Cypress Systems, Inc.|
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