Robert Coughlin

Senior Advisor



Robert has spent his career in both the public and private sectors. Before joining MassBio, he served as the Undersecretary of Economic Development within Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, following his role as State Representative to the 11th Norfolk district for three terms. Robert has also held senior executive positions in the environmental services, capital management, and venture capital industries.

Robert is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he majored in Marine Engineering and served as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. Robert has been honored for his leadership by esteemed organizations in both the business and life sciences communities, including the American Diabetes Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Boston Irish Business Association, Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, Childrens Trust, and Network for Excellence in Health Innovation. He was named to the Boston Business Journal’s Power 50 and Top 50 Most Influential Bostonians lists. In 2016, Robert was honored with the Boston Biotech CEO Lifetime Achievement Award.

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