Erica D. Pratt

Erica D. Pratt

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Boston University

Erica D. Pratt is the Moorman-Simon Career Development Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. The Pratt Laboratory focuses on the development of noninvasive molecular and functional tools to inform personalized precision cancer care.

Prof. Pratt earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Cornell University. She completed her postdoctoral research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Minnesota, funded by a NIH T32 Fellowship and Momental Foundation Unfettered Research Grant.

  • Liquid biopsy for early stage cancer detection & monitoring
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2015

    Cornell University

  • MS in Biomedical Engineering, 2012

    Cornell University

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, 2008

    Carnegie Mellon University



Boston University

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Faculty, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry

Faculty, Materials Science & Engineering


2022 Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Professorship

2020 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32)

2019 Momental Foundation Unfettered Research Grant