Cheri Walker Ph.D. joined us in April 2007 as Corporate Senior Vice President Corporate Development. With over 10 years of financial corporate and business development experience in the life science industry Dr. Walker brings a strong technical and financial background to lead the Companyís global corporate development function. Prior to joining Charles River Dr. Walker was Vice President Mergers and Acquisitions for QIAGEN Sciences where she oversaw the corporate development of QIAGENís North American life sciences tools and molecular diagnostics businesses. Previously Dr. Walker held senior corporate development and operational positions at Invitrogen where she successfully executed acquisition and licensing transactions.
Dr. Walker holds a doctorate in Human and Molecular Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine and a bachelorís degree in Biology from Swarthmore College.