Personnel file: March 29, 2019


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Christiana Care Health System names associate director

Biotechnology expert Byung-Chun Yoo, Ph.D., has been appointed associate director of Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. Yoo brings more than 18 years of experience leading projects in genome editing, advanced molecular biology and biochemistry to this position.


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Yoo comes to Christiana Care from Napigen Inc., a Delaware based genome editing biotech startup, where he served as director of enabling technology, developing CRISPR/CAS9-driven genome engineering technologies and conducting business analytics and strategic planning.

Yoo is a graduate of Korea University in Seoul, Korea, with an MS in biology and a Ph.D. in plant molecular and cellular biology from the University of Florida. Following post-doctoral work, he remained at the University of California, Davis, as a project leader, developing insect biocontrol technology with RNAi machinery.

Chesapeake Utilities names vice president

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation  announced the appointment of Joe Steinmetz to Vice President and Controller. In his new role, Steinmetz will report directly to Beth Cooper, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

Bayhealth Orthopaedics adds surgeon

Bayhealth Division of Orthopaedics welcomed board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Justin Connor, MD.

Connor earned a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri, and he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

He went on to complete a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington and joined their medical staff as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Neuromuscular Division.

During this time, he led the orthopedic branch of the Spina Bifida Program and was an interpreting physician in their  Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory. Most recently, he practiced as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas before returning to central Delaware to open his medical practice.   

 Bayhealth Neurosurgery welcomes Goyal

 Bayhealth Neurosurgery welcomed neurosurgeon Amit Goyal, MD.

Goyal recently completed a neurological surgery fellowship at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia. Prior to that, he completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

He holds a Master of Science degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. 

Thoroughbred Racing Commission names stewards

Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chairman, W. Duncan Patterson announced that two candidates had been selected for the position of Associate State Steward and Safety Steward. 

Tony Langford, a level 1 Steward and racing official with a national racing background having worked in Florida and Texas was the logical choice for the Delaware Commission.

The Safety Steward position was awarded to Eric Coatrieux, a former trainer and current racing official on the Maryland circuit. 

Lagarteira joins Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Greenville Home Marketing Center, welcomed Jose Lagarteira as a sales associate. Lagarteira serves New Castle County.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Hockessin-Pike Creek Home Marketing Center, welcomed Nick Wozniak as a sales associate. A graduate of Goldey-Beacom College, Wozniak has a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He serves New Castle County.

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