Dr. Klapperich

Dr. Catherine Klapperich is Professor of Biomedical Engineering. She is the Research Director of the DAMP Lab at BU. She was the Founding Director of the BU Precision Diagnostics Center, and currently serves as its Associate Director.

Professor Klapperich holds appointments in the Division of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2014, Dr. Klapperich was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, in 2018 a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and a fellow of the AAAS in 2020. She was the Dorf-Ebner Distinguished Faculty Fellow from 2014-2019.

Dr. Klapperich earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 from the University of California, Berkeley with Drs. Lisa Pruitt and Kyriakos Komvopoulos; her S.M. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University; and her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. Before coming to Boston, Dr. Klapperich was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory under Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, and was a Senior Research Scientist at Aclara Biosciences in Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Klapperich’s research is focused on point of care testing, women’s health, continuous physiological monitoring and engineering medical devices for use in low resource settings.