Carmela Mascio is a Senior Research Associate in the Infectious Diseases department at Cubist Pharmaceuticals. In her 10 year tenure she has worked on a number of discovery research programs, including one of the company’s antibiotic candidates currently in late-stage clinical trials.
She is an active and contributing member of Cubist’s Corporate Giving Committee, where together with colleagues, she helps review and award grants to support non-profits with STEM programs, and seeks, engages and mobilizes Cubist employees to volunteer with these organizations. In her community outreach work she has been a strong advocate for young scholars by introducing them to STEM, demystifying science through interactive, hands-on activities/demonstrations as well as helping students to understand various career opportunities in science-related fields.
Prior to joining Cubist in 2003, Carmela was the lead Microbiologist at Bio-Concept Laboratories. She received both her Bachelor’s of Science with a Minor in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Master’s of Science with a specialization in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire.