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Dr. Kathy A. McGovern, cell researcher
Dr. Kathy A. McGovern, cell researcher

Kathy A. McGovern, who had conducted cell research and was also an educator, died Dec. 1 of complications from a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was 55. The daughter of John McGovern, a civil engineer, and Gloria "Saunders" McGovern, a homemaker, Kathy Ann McGovern was born in Washington and raised in Wheaton. After graduating in 1975 from the old Academy of the Holy Names in Silver Spring, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1979 from the University of Maryland. She earned a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Florida, and after performing postdoctoral work in cell research at the Johns Hopkins University's School of...