Catherine M. Klapperich, PhD

Professor (BME, MSE, ME)

Catherine Klapperich is the Director of the Laboratory for Diagnostics and Global Healthcare Technologies and a member of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.  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 from the University of California, Berkeley; 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 trans women’s and women’s health, use in low resource settings, and at the point of care. Current projects include on-body physiological monitoring, disposable microfluidic diagnostics  and  minimally instrumented devices to enable molecular testing. Her work includes diagnostics for CT-NG, HPV and other sexually transmitted infections.


Departments or Divisions: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations: Materials by Design, Primary & Affiliated Faculty, Synthetic Biology, Tissue Engineering & Mechanobiology