Senomyx, Inc. has appointed Catherine C. Lee vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to joining the taste science technologies company, Lee served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. prior to that company’s acquisition.

Lee has experience with various industries including life sciences, emerging technologies and consumer services. She has advised on business and strategic issues such as public company compliance and corporate governance, complex collaborations and joint ventures, licensing and commercial agreements, domestic and international transactions and intellectual property management.

Before working at Outdoor Channel Holdings, she worked for Sempra Energy. Early in her legal career, Lee was an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.

“We are very pleased to have Cathy Lee join Senomyx at this exciting time for the company,” said John Poyhonen, president and chief executive officer of Senomyx in a statement. “Our transition to a commercial growth company with an innovative sales strategy and important collaborative partnerships provide Senomyx with a new set of opportunities. With Cathy’s diverse experiences across industries, we are confident that she will be a great addition to our management team.”