TUMOR-OBESE STROMAL CELL SPHEROID INVASION

CANCER-ASSOCIATED ADIPOCYTES ON FIBRONECTIN

THE FISCHBACH LAB (2018)

POLARIZED LIGHT IMAGE OF PICROSIRIUS RED-STAINED BONE

ENGINEERED MICROVESSEL

Recent News

Aaron and Lu have successfully defended their theses! Aaron will be beginning his post-doctoral position at Stanford, while Lu will remain in the lab with us a little while longer!

Research Areas

Physical properties of the microenvironment (e.g. mechanical and transport considerations) are critically important to tumor induction and progression, and mediate the establishment of metastases at preferential target sites. We explore multidisciplinary strategies including tissue-engineered and microfabricated model systems, biomaterials, and advanced imaging approaches to define the multiscale mechanisms by which the physical microenvironment regulates cancer.

OUR VALUES

We value diverse ideas and identities and actively cultivate a community of inclusion and mutual respect both within our group and through interdisciplinary collaborations. This environment fosters scientific curiosity, creativity, and rigor to advance knowledge and the professional development of our lab members.