Robert Clarke, PhD
Dr. Clarke was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Pulmatrix in 2012 after serving as the Chief Scientific Officer. Joining Pulmatrix in 2004 as the first PhD level scientist, his role evolved to oversight of Research and Development efforts at Pulmatrix focused on developing the Pulmatrix technologies for treatment of respiratory disease. He has helped raise greater than $60 million in venture capital funding for the company as well as secured more than $10 million in non-dilutive funding to support Pulmatrix R&D programs. Previous to Pulmatrix, he was an Associate Director of Life Sciences at Alkermes, Inc. focused mainly on developing inhaled therapeutic products with the AIR® technology platform. Dr. Clarke holds a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, has his Ph.D. in Physiology from Johns Hopkins University, and completed his post-doctoral training in Respiratory Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University. Dr. Clarke has over a dozen years industry and over 20 years total experience focused on pulmonary drug delivery and the role of inhaled particles in respiratory biology and medicine leading to co-authorship of over 80 chapters, papers, and abstracts.