Erin Cram

Associate Professor Email: Phone: 617.373.7533


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

Area(s) of Expertise

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

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.

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Curriculum Vitae




424 Mugar Life Sciences Building

Keeping the “Wow Factor” in scienctific research

Human bodies work in odd ways. But the majority of the population figures it’s enough that blood gets pumped, air gets exchanged, and synapses fire. In fact, most people don’t even think about the physiological machinations our bodies go through every second of every day.