Barry Constantine ’74
What have you been up to since graduation? I was hired by J&J out of MCC. I worked for J&J for 13 years (Toxicology, Scientist Skin Biology), American Home Products for 1 year, Bristol Myers Squibb ConvaTec for 10 years (WorldWide Business Development – Wound Care), Integra LifeSciences for 4 years (Director Product Development) and established my consultancy Barry Constantine Consultant LLC from 2000 to present.
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduating from MCC?
- Patent approval of resorbable bone wax (US Patent 7,074,425).
- Working with Laura Bolton PhD., William Montagna Ph.D., David Jackson Ph.D. and David Rovee PhD., Gere diZerega MD
- Participating in the development and market approval of HemaQuell Resorbable Bone Wax and INTERCEED Adhesion Barrier for the prevention of post surgical adhesions.
What is your fondest memory of MCC? Streaking.
What was your favorite place on campus, why? Professor Lieberson’s office being told I would be better off continuing my education at MCC rather than chasing easy money in construction.
Who was your favorite professor and why? Professors Berlin and Lieberson. While they are great biologist they seemed to focus on encouraging continuation of my education.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be? Do not fear being outside of your comfort zone, that is where you learn.
Final thought… Anything is possible.