Catherine Ricks, PhD

Catherine Ricks
Grant Services Consultant




Education: Catherine holds a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Michigan State University.

Experience: Catherine A. Ricks, Ph.D., is an experienced business executive in the life sciences technology sector. She brings to the IFP team more than 30 years of experience in the commercial research and development field of cutting edge technologies and a successful record of raising more than $6 million through grant-writing activities.

Catherine is author/co-author of more than 33 publications in scientific journals, 15 published symposia, more than 75 abstracts, and she holds four patents. She has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers and North Carolina State University, has served on multiple boards in the small business life science sector, and she has been a reviewer for the SBIR program.

Grants Awarded (Not Exhaustive):

  • USDA SBIR Phase II
  • NIST Advanced Technology Program
  • BIRD Binational Industrial Research & Development Foundation