A native of Pittsburgh, Robert
Gussin retired from Johnson & Johnson as Corporate Vice
President of Science & Technology and Chief Scientific Officer
In What’s Next…For
You? Bob and Pat tell of the glorious disappearance of their
retirement as they moved into writing, publishing, and
wine-making and more fun than they ever could have imagined.
Bob received both his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and
Masters of Science in Pharmacology from Duquesne University. He
received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of
Michigan, and holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from
The author of a number of scientific publications, Bob has
contributed several chapters to academic textbooks. He has
served on a number of commercial and non-profit boards and
advisory committees, including the NASA Aerospace Medicine and
Occupational Health Advisory Committee, Duquesne University
Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of
Catholic Health Services of Long Island. He presently serves on
the Board of Directors of Christus Health and Pain Therapeutics,
Inc., and chairs the Advisory Committee to the Department of
Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He
is a sought-after speaker and presents at a variety of
conferences, symposia and association meetings. He also
volunteers at the Senior Friendship Center in Sarasota, Florida.
Bob and his wife, Dr. Patricia Gussin, divide their time
between Longboat Key, Florida, East Hampton, New York, and their
vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand.
Two of Bob’s passions – science and sports – collide in his
first novel, Trash Talk.