Catherine L. Ives
Director, Office of Technology Transfer & Licensing
On November 1, 2007, Dr. Ives was named the Director, Office of Technology Transfer & Licensing (OTTL) at Boston College. In that capacity, Dr. Ives is responsible for the overall commercialization strategy for technologies and inventions arising from Boston College research. From 2001-2007, Dr. Ives served in the Office of Technology Transfer at Boston University, first as a Senior Licensing Associate and, since 2005, as Associate Director. From 1996-2001, Dr. Ives was a visiting Associate Professor and Director of the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project at Michigan State University, a multi-national program with a focus on public-private partnerships for the transfer of agricultural biotechnology to developing countries. From 1993-1996, Dr. Ives was a Diplomacy Fellow at the US Agency for International Development, a program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, focused on the development of biotechnology projects in agriculture and health. From 1992-1993, Dr. Ives was a Congressional Fellow, sponsored by the American Society of Microbiology, serving as a science advisor to a member of the US Congress. Dr. Ives conducted post-doctoral research at a biotechnology company from 1990-1992. She received her BSc. from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in microbiology and immunology. She was also a Fulbright scholar at the University of Glasgow.