Illumina Names CTO

San Diego-based Illumina, a developer of life sciences tools and services, said Monday that it has appointed Dr. Mostafa Ronaghi as the firm's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Ronaghi joined Illumina last year as part of its acquisition of Avantome, Inc. Ronaghi also has previously served as a co-founder of Pyrosequencing AB, ParAllele Bioscience, and NextBio. Illumina's scientific testing equipment is used for DNA analysis, sequencing, and related areas.