About Erin Cram
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.
The Institute developes imaging tools to highlight chemcial processes – enabling clinicians to better diagnose and treat disease.
The Cram Laboratory utilizes the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans as an in vivo system to examine how mechanical forces are sensed and interpreted by cells and how this influences cell migration. In addition, they collaborate with Chemical Engineers to improve production of drug compounds by the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus.