Craig LarameeCraig Laramee

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Research interests: Bioelectromagnetics, neural prosthetics.



Research interests

Lab Website


With advances in medical imaging and an increase in the proliferation of electronic devices, humans are increasingly exposed to both static and time-varying magnetic fields. While many organisms, including certain species of microorganisms and birds, are known to interact with magnetic fields, the influence of magnetic fields on human health is still uncertain. We are currently using genomic and proteomic approaches to evaluate the influence of residential and occupational magnetic fields on mRNA transcription in human and rat cell models.

BU Collaborators:

Ken McLeod, David Schaffer.

External Collaborators:

Paul Frisch and Gloria Li from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY.

Graduate Students:

Megan Brady

Neural Prosthetics

With advances in microelectronics and electrode technology there are many opportunities to develop advanced devices that effectively interface with neurobiology. Such devices are often referred to as neural prosthetics or brain-machine interfaces and range from wearable surface-electrode systems to fully implantable devices. In our lab we are interested in developing electromagnetic devices to activate a taste response using temporally encoded pulses.

BU Collaborators:

Walker Land, David Schaffer, Patricia Di Lorenzo.

Graduate Students:

Arnab Roy, Jingyi Zhou, Robert Batllori


  • PhD - Biomedical Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 2002
  • MS - Applied Mathematics & Statistics, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 2000
  • BS - Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, 1995

Academic Appointments

  • 2006-present: Asst. Professor, Department of Bioengineering, SUNY, Binghamton
  • 2004-present: Director of the BioEngineering BioCluster, Department of Bioengineering, SUNY, Binghamton
  • 2002-2006: Research Asst. Professor, Department of Bioengineering, SUNY, Binghamton


  • 2005: James D. Watson New Investigator - New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research
  • 2005: NSF-Autonomous Robots as a Generic Teaching Tool

Relevant Publications

  • Laramee CB, Nakasono S. and McLeod KJ. (2006) Assessing Canalization in The Formation of Acini from MCF-10A Cells Using Microarrays. (in preparation)
  • Laramee CB, Nakasono S. and McLeod KJ. (2006) Static magnetic field effects on gene expression patterns during differentiation of normal human breast epithelial cells. (in preparation)
  • McLeod KJ, Gause D, Laramee CB, and Lesperance L, (2005) Bioengineering as a Science Based Engineering Discipline. Annals of Biomedical Engineering (submitted)
  • Anderson DB, Gallia JM, Laramee CB, McLeod KJ. Cellular Automata Modeling of Polyampholyte Adsorption and Self-Organization. (2004) Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting
  • Pawar A, Madhavan G, Laramee CB, McLeod KJ. A Bayesian Classifier to Reduce False Alarms in the ICU. (2004) Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting
  • Nakasono S, Laramee C, Saiki H, McLeod KJ. (2003), Effect of power-frequency magnetic fields on genome-scale gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Radiat Res. Jul;160(1):25- 37.
  • C. Laramee, K. McLeod, S. Nakasono. (2003) Collective Responses of MCF-10A Gene Expression to Static Magnetic Field Exposure. 25 th Ann. Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society Wailea, Maui, HI.
  • K. McLeod, N.Pernodet., C. Laramee (2003) Surface Charge Density Mediates Elastin Fiber Formation in vitro. Transactions of the Bioelectromagnetics Society
  • K. McLeod, C. Laramee, and R. Grimson (2002) Association Of Breast Cancer Risk With Iron Levels In Domestic Water Supply Sources. Environmental Health Perspectives. (In revision).
  • S. Nakasono, C. Laramee and K. J. McLeod (2002) Genome-scale Gene Expression and Bioinformatics in Morphological Differentiation of Normal Human Epithelial Cell Line, MCF-10A. Transactions of the Bioelectromagnetics Society 24:211.
  • C. Laramee, S. Nakasono, M. Ikehata and K. J. McLeod (2002), A Bioinformatic Approach to Characterize Cellular Responses to Subtle Environmental Perturbations. Invited Speaker, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Bioinformatics Program.
  • C. Laramee, S. Nakasono, M. Ikehata and K. J. McLeod (2001) Principal Component Analysis of cDNA Microarrays to Identify Cellular Responses to Environmental Perturbations. Symposium on Gene Expression and Proteomics in Environmental Health Research. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
  • C. Laramee, S. Nakasono, K. McLeod (2001) A Dynamical Approach to Analyzing Gene Expression Data. Trans. Bioelectromagnetics Soc. 23:63.
  • K. McLeod, C. Rubin, C. Laramee (2000) Gene Expression Profiling by Frequency Distribution Ð A Bioinformatic Approach to Characterize Tissue Repair Dynamics. Transactions of the Biomedical Engineering Society, 28:S31.

Last Updated: 6/27/14