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Erin J. Cram

Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
Professor,  Biology

Contact

Office

  • 617.373.7533

Research Focus

Cell migration and mechanotransduction in C. elegans, improving production of drug compounds by medicinal plants

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Research Overview

Cell migration and mechanotransduction in C. elegans, improving production of drug compounds by medicinal plants

College Research Initiatives

Selected Publications

  • A.C. Wirshing, E.J. Cram, Myosin Activity Drives Actomyosin Bundle Formation and Organization in Contractile Cells of the C. elegans Spermatheca, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 28(14), 2017, 1815-1818
  • A.D. Cecchetelli, J. Hugunin, H. Tannoury, E.J. Cram, CACN-1 is Required in the C. elegans Somatic Gonad for Proper Oocyte Development, Developmental Biology, 414(1), 2016, 58-71
  • N.F. Rizvi, J. Weaver, E.J. Cram, C.W.T Lee-Parsons, Silencing the Transcriptional Repressor, ZCT1, Illustrates the Tight Regulation of Terpenoid Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis,  PLoS One, 11(7), 2016
  • M.F. Doherty, G. Adelmant, A.D. Cecchetelli, J.A. Marto, E.J. Cram, Proteomic Analysis Reveals CACN-1 is a Component of the Spliceosome in C. elegans, Genes, Genomes and Genetics: G3, 2014
  • I. Kovacevic, J.M. Orozco, E.J. Cram, Filamin and Phospholipase C Epsilon are Required for Calcium Signaling in the C. elegans Spermatheca, PLOS Genetics,10, 2013, 1371

Faculty

Aug 17, 2020

Research on Extracellular Matrix Making Waves for Asthma Therapy

BioE Assistant Professor Harikrishnan Parameswaran’s research on “Intercellular communication controls agonist-induced calcium oscillations independently of gap junctions in smooth muscle cells” was published in Science Advances.

Faculty

Apr 09, 2019

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Mar 22, 2016

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

Faculty

Apr 04, 2012

FY13 TIER 1 Award Recipients

27 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY13 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 21 different research projects.

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