Welcome to the Cram Lab
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 cell contractility in vivo.
We are also pursuing a joint project with Dr. Lee-Parsons of Chemical Engineering with the goal of increasing the production of medicinal alkaloids by the plant Catharanthus roseus.
Erin J. Cram, Ph.D.