Science Management Associates
Management training and leadership skills for scientists
Consultation to life science organizations
Contact us:           Phone : 617 965 1826
     Science Management Associates is based in Newton, Massachusetts
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Carl M. Cohen, Ph.D
President, Science Management Associates

Dr Cohen  is an experienced executive with over 30 years of strategic and operational expertise in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration.   He has proven skills in building consensus among diverse stake-holders and in identifying and resolving organizational roadblocks to success

Dr Cohen has held senior management positions in biotechnology companies in the greater Boston area including Chief Operating Officer of Biovest International and Vice President for Research and Development at Creative BioMolecules. Prior to joining Creative BioMolecules Dr. Cohen served as Chief of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology and Acting Chair of the Department of Biomedical Research at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston.  During that same period Dr. Cohen also held the positions of Professor of Medicine and Professor of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Cohen has had a longstanding interest in the management of science and to the application of what has come to be known as "emotional intelligence" to the scientific workplace. He developed and runs a popular series of workshops in group management and conflict resolution skills for working scientists, has received training in group dynamics through the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and is accredited in the Emotional Competence Inventory through the Hay Group.

Summary of Professional Activities:

Biovest International, Worcester, MA
                         Chief Operating Officer

Science Management Associates

Acumen Sciences, LLC, Boston, San Francisco, New Jersey
                          Vice President, Research

Argose, Inc. Waltham, MA
                          Senior Director, Research,

Cell Based Delivery, Inc. Providence, RI.
                          Acting Vice President, Research and Development

Creative BioMolecules, Inc.
1998-2000          Vice President, Research and Development
1997-1998          Vice President, Research

                          St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston

1996-1997           Acting Chairman, Dept. of Biomedical Research
1985-1997           Chief,  Div. Of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Dept. Of Biomedical Research
1983-1997           Associate Chairman, Dept. of Biomedical Research
1978-1990           Associate Director, Clinical Hematology Laboratory, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
1978-1997           Director, Laboratory for Membrane Biochemistry, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Tufts University, School of Medicine,  Boston, MA
1991-1998           Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Dept. of Anatomy and Cellular Biology
1982-1991           Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
1978-1982           Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

   American Society for Cell Biology
1995-2001           Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee, Member of the Executive Committee, Member of                                    Council

   Boston University, Boston. MA., B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Physics                      
                           Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., M.A., Physics.
                           Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., Ph.D. Physics (Biophysics Research).
                           NIH Fellow and Research Associate, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology,                                 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.


Includes over 60 original scientific publications, over 100 abstracts, as well as over a dozen reviews and two books edited in the fields of cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular hematology, signal transduction, and the biology and biochemistry of cytoskeletal-membrane interactions.

Leadership Development:

Dr. Cohen has had a long-standing interest in issues related to managing scientists in both academic and biotechnology settings.  Since 1995 he has developed and presented a  series of workshops to train scientists in leadership and negotiation  skills. These workshops were conducted at meetings of national scientific societies as well as at several research institutions. Dr. Cohen has received training in the Tavestock model of group relations through the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems