Thomas Coughlin, PhD
Tom is a bioengineer, scientist, and writer with a keen interest in new innovation and developing new marketing strategies for new biotechnology. He earned his PhD at the University of Notre Dame in the Orthopedic Research Lab working with Dr. Glen Niebur on the role of bone marrow in load-induced bone adaptation. In his postdoctoral work, he received an NIH fellowship to work on post-traumatic osteoarthritis in the Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, at New York University Langone Medical Center. During his 2 years at NYU, he collaborated on research in osteosarcoma, and consulted for the Leslie-Entrepreneur Lab. He enjoyed unique experiences while at NYU, taking courses in biomedical entrepreneurship, lobbying to the New York and Mississippi Senatorial offices in Washington D.C. to increase the NIH budget, touring the NIH facility in Bethesda, MD, and mentoring students at the PhD, Master’s, MD residency, and undergraduate level.
He currently works in pharmaceutical medical communications in New York, NY. His work focuses on oncology and gastroenterology therapies. At present, it is one of the fastest times for innovations in oncology in America. Being in a client-servicing role in the continuously adapting space of oncology pharmaceuticals has fortified him a wealth of experience. Most recently, he started two websites to service separate market niches, PhDs and commuters with websites: phdsource.com and commuterlabs.com, respectively. Overall, he is motivated by increasing awareness for the amazing work of the countless dedicated people who conduct scientific research contributing to the modern healthcare landscape.