John Young, retired president and chief executive officer ofHewlett-Packard Co., has joined the board of directors ofShaman Pharmaceuticals Inc. of South San Francisco, Calif.

Axion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has named Eric Herfindal seniorvice president. Herfindal joins the South San Francisco, Calif.,company from his positions as chairman and professor ofclinical pharmacy in the school of pharmacy, and director ofpharmaceutical services at the medical center of the Universityof California, San Francisco.

Ruth Nutt has been appointed director of chemistry at SanDiego-based Corvas International Inc. Nutt had been a seniorscientist in Merck & Co.'s medicinal chemistry department.

Bio-Imaging Technologies Inc. has elected Marc Fisher to itsscientific advisory board. Fisher is a professor of neurology anda professor of radiology at the University of MassachusettsMedical School in Worcester.

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