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L. Patrick Gage

Pharmaceutical Science
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals
United States of America


L. Patrick Gage, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors and as Chairman of our board of directors since December 2011. Since July 2002, Dr. Gage has served as a consultant to the biopharmaceutical industry. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Gage served as President of Wyeth Research (now part of Pfizer, Inc.) and Senior Vice President, Science and Technology. Prior to joining Wyeth Research, he served in various positions at Genetics Institute, Inc. from 1989 to 1998, first as head of Research and Development, then as Chief Operating Officer and eventually as President. From 1971 to 1989, Dr. Gage served in various positions in research management with Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. most recently serving as Vice President responsible for U.S. drug discovery. Dr. Gage has served on the board of directors of Cytokinetics, Incorporated since November 2009 and as Chairman of its board of directors since March 2010. Dr. Gage also currently serves on the board of directors of Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Corridor Pharmaceuticals and Permeon Biologics, and serves in an advisory role to other private companies and organizations. Previously, he served on the board of directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc. from 2003 through 2008, as the Chairman of its board of directors in 2007, and as its Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Gage currently serves on the board of directors of two non-profit organizations, the Marine Biological Laboratories and The Wistar Institute. Dr. Gage received an S.B. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Chicago. 

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Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibiotics to treat the serious and life-threatening multidrug-resistant infections that pose a major and growing global health threat. Tetraphase’s proprietary breakthrough chemistry technology enables the design of molecules that can overcome antibiotic resistance. Our drug platform has led to the creation of more than 3,000 broad- and selective-spectrum antibiotic drug candidates.  

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