MINNEAPOLIS, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Techne Corporation (Nasdaq: TECH) today announced that Roeland Nusse, Ph.D. has accepted a position on the Techne Corporation Board of Directors and will also serve as a member of Techne's Nominations and Governance Committee. Dr. Nusse's initial term will begin immediately and run through October 28, 2010. Techne Corporation's shareholders reelect all Directors on an annual basis.
Dr. Nusse has been a professor or associate professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1990. He has also been the chair of the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford since 2007. His studies involve the activity of proteins that determine cell fate during embryogenesis. His lab has also used purified proteins to manipulate the behavior of stem cells in culture, in particular neural stem cells.
Dr. Nusse was previously at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) as a staff scientist and ultimately head of the Department of Molecular Biology. Dr. Nusse earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 1975 from the University of Amsterdam and a doctorate in molecular biology from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in 1980. He did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Nusse was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, a private organization of scientists and engineers d
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