About the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab

Supporting Harvard-founded high-potential life sciences and biotech startups

Overview

The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab was made possible by the support and generosity of Judy and Stephen Pagliuca. The Life Lab is a shared laboratory space for high-potential life sciences and biotech startups founded by Harvard faculty, alumni, students, and postdoctoral scholars. The 15,000-square-foot facility on Harvard’s Allston campus is a fully-equipped and permitted laboratory and office space for early-stage companies and is adjacent to the Harvard i-lab and Launch Lab.

 The Pagliuca Family

Originally from Chicago, Judy earned a BS of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from Harvard Business School (MBA 1983). She is the managing partner of Pagsgroup, where she invests in startup companies in the Boston area, working with founders to help grow their businesses. Judy is involved in a large number of philanthropic endeavors focusing on children and education and is a founder of Step Up Your Game and a trustee of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.

Steve received a BA from Duke University, an MBA from Harvard Business School (MBA 1982), and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is the Co-Chairman of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm based in Boston. Steve is also the Managing Partner, Co-Owner and Chairman of the Boston Celtics playing a leadership role in the development of basketball strategy and operations. Steve is the President of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and is active with several other non-profits. He is also active in political causes and believes in a “big tent” philosophy that works to find common ground among different public opinions. 

At HBS, Judy and Steve have been active volunteers serving over the years as Co-Chairs of their respective MBA Class Reunion Campaigns. They are three-term members of the HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors and are currently serving as Vice Chairs for the HBS Campaign. Additionally, Steve has served on the Health Care Initiative Advisory Board since 2006.