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Erin J. Cram

Associate Professor, Biology
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
424 Mugar Life Sciences
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


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

Research & Scholarship Interests

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

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

Related News

March 22, 2016

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.