Michigan State University
Charles A. Hasemann, PhD, Assistant VP for Innovation and Economic Development, Michigan State University. Dr. Hasemann earned his doctorate in Immunology and performed post-doctoral training in X-ray Crystallography. As an Assistant Professor at UTSW in Dallas, he established a well-funded laboratory studying immune-related protein structures. He was recruited to Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals (later Pfizer, Inc) and after a series of expanding management positions, joined the Executive Management team with direction over all aspects of drug discovery at the Ann Arbor site. In his time at MSU, Dr. Hasemann has launched the Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute, Business-CONNECT, and Spartan Innovations. Dr. Hasemann now leads the MSU Innovation Center in its mission to create commercial R&D relationships, and launch new ventures based on the intellectual capacity of MSU.