Erin Cram

Erin CramAssociate Professor
Cell migration and mechanotransduction in C. elegans
Improving production of drug compounds by medicinal plants

Department of Biology
Northeastern University
424 Mugar Life Sciences
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Academic Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • Associate Professor, Northeastern University (2012 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Northeastern University (2006 – 2012)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University (2001-2006)

Research Interests

Interactions between cells and their extracellular environment play an essential role in controlling tissue architecture, cell survival, and cell migration. These processes are important for normal animal development and are disrupted in many human diseases. The Cram lab uses the nematode C. elegans to investigate the conserved processes that control cell migration and mechanotransduction in vivo.

In collaboration with Chemical Engineers, we are also working to improve production of drug compounds by the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus.