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Lynda leads the TVIE team to advance technology translation, commercialization, venture development, and outreach to internal and external CTL constituencies. She oversees the development of programs and marketing and communication strategies. She leads the coordinated efforts of CTL’s Business Development and Marketing efforts. She also leads the management of the Ignite gap funding series and manages the new Seed Fund for investment in Cornell and regional startups. She works to forge strategic partnerships with organizations both within the Cornell campuses and externally, aiming to foster engagement within the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Previously, Lynda was the Assistant Director of Technology Initiatives & Outreach at CTL. Before joining CTL in 2014, Lynda was a Deputy Attachée with the French Consulate in Boston, where she promoted research collaborations and coordinated scientific seminars/programs and with LexisNexis where she was a biopharmaceutical analyst.

Lynda holds a bachelor’s degree in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Bordeaux Segalen and holds a master’s degree in both Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Bordeaux Segalen as well as in Management of Technology and Innovation from the University of Paris Dauphine. She is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA in Healthcare Leadership program at Cornell University.