Catherine Neto


, PhD


Chemistry & Biochemistry




Research awards

  • $ 100,000 awarded by Massachusetts Department of Public Health for UMass Cranberry Health Research Center Gut Health Initiative
  • $ 49,408 awarded by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. for Extraction, Fractionation and Characterization of Triterpenoids from Cranberry Pomace
  • $ 100,000 awarded by MA Department of Public Health for FY 22 Colon Health Initiative at UMass Cranberry Health Research Center
  • $ 24,725 awarded by Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. for Development and Application of Liquid Chromatography (LC-MS)-Based Analysis of Triterpenoids in Cranberries and Cranberry Products


Research interests

  • Phytochemicals with anti-cancer, antimicrobial, and antioxidant activity from cranberries and other plant sources
  • Bioactivity, purification, and analysis of natural products
  • Factors influencing production of secondary metabolites including functional food factors