Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., is the Adler Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, at The Salk Institute. He joined The Salk Institute in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in 1976 from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gage's work concentrates on the adult central nervous system and unexpected plasticity and adaptability to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of all mammals. In addition, his studies focus on the cellular, molecular, as well as environmental influences that regulate neurogenesis in the adult brain and spinal cord.
Prior to joining Salk, Dr. Gage was a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Gage has served as President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2002. He has also been on the Board of Directors for the ISSRC, as well as the American Society for Gene Therapy.