Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., and David J. Roux elected to Jackson Laboratory Board of Trustees

Date: December 1, 2011
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Bar Harbor, Maine — The Jackson Laboratory Board of Trustees elected two new members at its November meeting: Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., and David Jude Roux.

Charles M. RiceRice, of New York, N.Y., is the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor at The Rockefeller University and head of the Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease. He is scientific and executive director of the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, an interdisciplinary institute established jointly by The Rockefeller University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Rice is the founder of Apath, LLC, a technology licensing company with a focus on the hepatitis C virus and other human viral pathogens. He serves on scientific advisory boards at GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. He is a member of the editorial board of PloS Pathogens and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He holds numerous patents related to hepatitis C virus molecular biology and has published over 250 original research publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous review articles and book chapters.

He earned his undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1981 from the California Institute of Technology, and completed his postdoctoral research there. Before he joined The Rockefeller University in 2000, he spent 14 years on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as a professor of molecular microbiology.

David RouxRoux, of Upperville, Va., is a co-founder and chairman of Silver Lake, a global private investment firm with approximately $14 billion in assets under management and offices in Menlo Park, New York, London, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

He was formerly chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, executive vice president at Oracle Corporation and senior vice president at Lotus Development. Mr. Roux began his technology career as co-founder and CEO of Datext, Inc., the first commercial CD-ROM publishing company.

Roux currently serves on the board of directors at Intelsat and Avaya. He is also on the board of trustees at the Audubon Society, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. A Maine native, Roux holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an M. Phil. from King’s College, Cambridge University. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard College.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., a planned facility in Farmington, Conn., and a total staff of about 1,400. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

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