Research Committee Chair
MSU Research and Innovation Vice President
Douglas Gage, Ph.D., serves as the vice president for Research and Innovation at Michigan State University and is a professor in the MSU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, where he began his research career.
Leveraging his research expertise, Gage later served as the senior director leading the discovery biomarker effort at Pfizer Global Research and Development in Ann Arbor for six years before rejoining MSU.
Gage is active with the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Hub, and the Board of the Corewell (Spectrum Health)-MSU Research Alliance. His additional leadership roles include serving as co-chair of the research implementation work group of the MSU Strategic Plan 2030.
He also sits on the board of the MSU Research Foundation, the Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR) in Cerro Pachón, Chile, and several MSU governance groups including the executive space committee and the Century Bond steering committee. Along with fostering collaboration, excellence, and integrity in research, he continues to lead the Global Impact Initiative at MSU.
Gage earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Florida State University and his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Texas, Austin. He completed his post-doctoral training at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and at the MSU NIH Mass Spectrometry Research Resource.