2017 • X of the Year

Community Contribution

Rob Perez

ROB PEREZ founded the nonprofit Life Science Cares (LSC) in 2016. LSC raises money from companies and individuals in the life sciences community and donates it to nonprofits that the firm has vetted and partnered with for their work in fighting poverty in Boston. LSC also connects volunteers from industry with these partners. Perez is LSC’s chairman and was a long-time executive at Cubist Pharmaceuticals before Merck bought it in 2015. Rob shared his thoughts about how biotech can give back to the Boston community.

Rob Perez, founder and chairman, Life Science Cares • Photography by Alex Gagne and Rythum Vinoben