Michael Douglas, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Michael Douglas, based in Georgetown, TX, is the Executive Director of the Texas Life Sciences Collaboration Center, a biotech incubator in Georgetown, TX. Dr. Douglas earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Saint Louis University Graduate School. He served as a faculty member at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and as chair of the Department of Biochemisty and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina Medical School before leaving academia in 1994 to become CEO of Sigma Diagnostics, a multinational clinical diagnostics company based in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Douglas then held leadership positions in two other pharmaceutical companies in St. Louis before being named associate vice chancellor for research and director of the Office of Technology Management at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2002. He held that position until 2006, when he was named director of UAMS BioVentures, the technology licensing office and life science business incubator affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Douglas has published nearly 100 scientific papers. He holds two patents for discovering new ways to use a naturally occurring compound in biopharmaceutical compositions. He has served on the Board of Directors for numerous companies.