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Center staff

Lou Walcer, Director

Lou Walcer was appointed in June 2011 as the first Director of the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center For Venture Development in the Life Sciences at Cornell University. Lou came to this role with a track record of building and launching new products and new ventures as a Marketing/Business Development/New Product Development Director and Consultant to Merck, Schering-Plough and Wyeth; as Officer and Consultant to many Biotech/Medical Device companies; as President of the medical device drug delivery company Medimop USA; and as a Consultant to and Senior Commercialization Officer at Cleveland Clinic Innovations.

Lou earned a B.A. degree from Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School.


Chris Jung, Administrative Assistant

Chris joins the McGovern Center with a wealth of project management experience in Cornell's Planning, Design, and Construction where she provided administrative support for numerous simultaneous construction projects and engineering studies, including Weill Hall. She oversees scheduling and coordinates meetings, providing fabulous support for Center staff and clients.

Chris has a B.A. in Art with a Biology minor from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania State University. She is involved in the community as a volunteer at the Finger Lakes ReUse Center and serves as an alternate on the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Town of Ithaca.