Chris FickTitle: Senior Licensing Specialist, Life Sciences & Medical Devices
Assistant: Carmen Atkins
Assistant Phone: 734.764.8202
Chris works with faculty and researchers primarily in the School of Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering to protect and commercialize intellectual property developed at the University of Michigan.
Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Chris was the Vice President of Operations for a privately held medical device company commercializing FDA-cleared implantable orthopedic surgical devices. Chris also has extensive intellectual property strategy and licensing experience through his previous work in technology transfer at the University of Louisville.
Chris holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, along with a Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and an MBA from East Carolina University.