About Catherine (Cathie) Klapperich
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Dr. Catherine Klapperich is a Kern Innovation Faculty Fellow and an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. Before coming to Boston, Dr. Klapperich was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in the lab of Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, and was a Senior Research Scientist at Aclara Biosciences in Mountain View, CA. She earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 from the University of California, Berkeley with Drs. Lisa Pruitt and Kyriakos Komvopoulos; her M.S. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University and her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.
Dr. Klapperich’s research is focused on engineering medical devices for use in low resource settings and at the point of care. Current projects are focused on disposable microfluidic diagnostics that incorporate on-board sample preparation and on minimally instrumented devices to enable molecular diagnostics. Her work includes diagnostics for infectious diarrhea, respiratory infections and HIV. These devices have been field tested in Nicaragua. Other work in the lab is focused on the design and deployment of devices to enable systems biology approaches to studying complex diseases including TB.
Dr. Klapperich’s lab is funded by grants from the NIH, DOD, CIMIT and the Coulter Foundation. Dr. Klapperich also works closely with Innovations in International Health at MIT to involve people in the developing world in the design process. In 2010, she was an invited participant in the National Academies of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering conference held in Agra, India. She serves on the editorial board of Biomedical Microdevices and Biointerfaces and is an active participant in both national and international research conferences.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Technical Specialist, Advisor
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Catherine (Cathie) Klapperich started a discussion "Summer Translational Research Fellowship Opportunity". in the Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases community.
Summer Translational Research Fellowship Announcement Application Due 4/1/13. Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (CFTCC) at Boston University (www.bu.edu/ftcc): Member of the NIH POCTRN Network We are requesting applications for a Summer Translational Research Fellowship. One fellowship will be awarded this year. The period of the fellowship is negotiable, ...
Catherine (Cathie) Klapperich started a discussion "Microfluidics 2.0 Conference was Webcast and Recorded". in the Health IT community.
Links to all of the talks from the Microfluidics 2.0 Low Cost Diagnostics Conference are now on the web. Links can be found at www.bu.edu/klapperich/mf20 Enjoy!
Catherine (Cathie) Klapperich started a discussion "Top 5 Needed Technologies in Rural Healthcare Clinics?". in the Health IT community.
Top 5 Needed Technologies in Rural Healthcare Clinics? This summer during the Global Health Effectiveness program, we discussed some of the most needed technologies for low resource settings. Obviously, there are more than 5, but I wanted to share some of the ideas we came up with and hear from ...
Catherine (Cathie) Klapperich started a discussion "Conference at BU on New Technologies for Low Resource Settings". in the Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases community.
Please join us! HANDS ON DEMOS! Learn how to make low cost diagnostics from the experts. Also, please forward this ad to others who may be interested. Day 2 demo sessions are almost full! All of this information is also available at www.bu.edu/klapperich/mf20 Best, Cathie Second Annual Workshop on Capillary ...
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-TW-12-016.html Notice Number: NOT-TW-12-016 Key Dates Release Date: July 20, 2012 Issued by Fogarty International Center (FIC) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Purpose This Notice is to inform the NIH global health community of a call ...
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