Congrats to Garrett for receiving the Caroline Coffey Fund Travel Award to attend the 2023 Gordon Research Conference on the Physical Science of Cancer.


Shola passed her Admission to Candidacy Exam. Congratulations to our newest PhD candidate!


Matt Whitman and Shola’s proposal to the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology Seed Grant Award Program was selected for funding. Way to go Matt and Shola!


Congratulations to Brittany for coming in third place in the rapid fire research presentation contest at the Society for Women Engineer’s annual meeting WE22.


Congratulations to Claudia for receiving an inaugural Cornell EPICC Award for her commitment to sustaining collaboration between Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine. Read more here.


Regan was awarded a National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) T32 Immunoengineering Training Grant! Congrats Regan!


Kylie was awarded the NSF GRFP Fellowship! Congrats Kylie!


Garrett’s review article has been accepted for publication in Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering! This was written in collaboration with Sanjay Kumar.


Kylie, a first year PhD student in biomedical engineering, has joined the lab! Welcome Kylie!


Aaron and Lu have successfully defended their Ph.D. theses! Aaron will begin his postdoc at Stanford, while Lu will remain in the lab with us for a little while longer! Congratulations to Aaron and Lu!


Dr. Fischbach has been elected the inaugural Stanley Bryer 1946 Professor of Biomedical Engineering!


Aaron’s manuscript, “Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles to Label Metastatic Tumor Cells in Mineralized Bone Microenvironments”, has been published in Small! Check it out at the PubMed link here!


Matt Tan has been awarded a $25,000 research initiative grant from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester to support this thesis studies! Congratulations! Check out the Cornell BME article here.


Nora has successfully defended her thesis and is now faculty at Kansas State! Congratulations!


Aaron and Matt Whitman were both awarded Young Investigator Awards at the International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues (ICCBMT)!


Want to know more about the research that we do and our interactions with the Cancer Community? Check out this research spotlight featuring Garrett!


Check out Garrett’s clinical immersion term spotlight! The article can be found here.


Matthew Tan’s poster presentation titled “Investigating the effect of Metabolism and the Perivascular Niche on Cancer Stem Cell Properties” received an award for scientific merit at the Physical Sciences Oncology Network (PS-ON) Annual Investigator’s meeting!


Garrett has been featured in a video promoting the Cornell Cancer Partnership! The video can be found here.


Nora’s manuscript “Obesity-Associated Extracellular Matrix Remodeling Promotes a Macrophage Phenotype Similar to Tumor-Associated Macrophages” has been published in The American Journal of Pathology!


Michael’s manuscript “Endothelial cells promote 3D invasion of GBM by IL-8-dependent induction of cancer stem cell properties” has been published in Scientific Reports!


A review article “The Physics of Cancer” has been published in Cancer Research. Additionally, articles in collaboration with the Estroff lab and Cerione lab have been published, with work by Aaron and Lu! See our publication page for more details.


Garrett Beeghly was awarded the NSF GRFP Fellowship! Congrats Garrett!


Frank has successfully defended his thesis and Michael and Jane’s paper “Collagen Fiber Alignment Alters Endothelial Network Formation in 3D Hydrogels” has been published! Congratulations!


Peter’s review article with the Cantley lab, “Cancer metabolism gets physical” has been published in Science Translational Medicine!


Siyoung’s paper “Intrafibrillar, bone-mimetic collagen mineralization regulates breast cancer cell adhesion and migration” has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials!


Aaron has received an NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award!


Brittany Schutrum and Matthew Whitman have been awarded the NSF GRFP Fellowship! Congratulations Brittany and Matt!


Joe’s review “Biophysical Properties of Extracellular Matrix: Linking Obesity and Cancer” has been published in Trends in Cancer!


Bianca’s paper “CD44v6 increases gastric cancer malignant phenotype by modulating adipose stromal cell-mediated ECM remodeling” has been accepted for publication in Integrative Biology!


Our own Peter DelNero and Alexandra McGregor (Lammerding lab) describe their important efforts in promoting dialogue with patients as an important element of cancer research.
The article can be found here.


Our lab participated in the annual 5k of the local Cancer Resource Center as part of the Cornell PSOC team. Together, we were able to raise more than $3,800 supporting services (free of charge) to people in our community affected by cancer.


Jane Wei has been chosen to receive a 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Student Design and Research (Extended Abstract) award! She will receive the award at the annual BMES meeting on October 13th, 2017 held in Phoenix, Arizona. More details can be found here.


Frank’s paper “Multiscale characterization of the mineral phase at skeletal sites of breast cancer metastasis.” has been accepted for publication in PNAS. A Cornell Chronicle article on this research can be found here.


Matthew Tan has been awarded a Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN; US Dept of Education) fellowship to help develop a new Cornell BME undergraduate lab course.


Adrian Shimpi and Matthew Tan have been awarded the NSF GRFP Fellowship and NSF GRFP honorable mention respectively. Congratulations Adrian and Matt!


Peter DelNero has been awarded the Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award for 2017. Congratulations Peter!


New Grant that Claudia and Lew Cantley are co-directing launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism


Young Hye has successfully defended her thesis and is now starting as a postdoc in Christine Schmidt’s lab at University of Florida. Congratulations!


Peter DelNero received a Cornell Engaged Graduate Student Grant and a Buttrick-Crippen fellowship to enhance public awareness and communication related to cancer. Congratulations!


Claudia was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.


Our lab participated in the 2015 Walkathon & 5K and helped raise funds to support people in our community who face cancer.


Aaron was awarded a Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN; US Dept of Education) to help develop a class for BME undergraduate students at Cornell.


Claudia’s op-ed on Missing the Soil for the Seeds in Cancer Research was published in Scientific American.


Science AAAS News featured Bo Ri’s new paper on the role of obesity-induced matrix stiffness in breast cancer that was published in Science Translational Medicine.


Claudia has written an op-ed on the need for collaborative research between engineers and cancer biologists. Fighting the War on Cancer.


Bo Ri has successfully defended her thesis and Maureen’s review on ‘Biomechanical forces in the skeleton and their relevance to bone metastasis: biology and engineering considerations’ has been accepted by Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Congratulations!


Claudia has been invited to serve as a permanent member on the NIH Tumor Microenvironment (TME) study section.


David’s paper ‘Glioblastoma stem cells are regulated by interleukin-8 signaling in a tumoral perivascular niche’ has been accepted by Cancer Research.


Bo Ri won the best poster award at the Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Gordon Conference, Maureen was runner up for postdocs at the same meeting, and Allie, a summer REU student, has received a BMES Student Travel Award. Congratulations to all!


Claudia has been awarded a Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. This fellowship will allow her to conduct a 1-year research project in the Department of Biomaterials at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany where she will collaborate with Dr. Peter Fratzl to evaluate the role of bone materials properties in breast cancer bone metastasis.


Michael McCoy received a prestigious NSF graduate research fellowship, congratulations!


A number of publications have been accepted lately – check out our publication list.


We held the first Fischbach Lab retreat at LaTourelle Resort. Lots of great science and fun!


Maureen has received a travel grant by the International Bone & Mineral Society to attend the 12th International Conference on Cancer-Induced Bone Disease in Lyon, France. Congratulations!


Peter’s abstract for the SFB Annual Fall Meeting has received a STAR award and Frank has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad fellowship. Congratulations to both of them!


Congratulations to Emily for successfully defending her PhD thesis.


Emily’s and Bo Ri’s paper on ‘Implanted adipose progenitor cells as physicochemical regulators of breast cancer’ has been published online by PNAS. Congratulations!


Both Frank He and Peter DelNero received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!


We wish Scott Verbridge all the best for his new position as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Virginiatech.


Congratulations! Youjin has received an undergraduate research award by the Engineering Learning Initiative.


Maureen has been selected to receive a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship by the Hartwell Foundation. Congratulations!


Two new PhD students – Peter DelNero and Frank He – have joined the lab. Welcome!


Young Hye has received a MOGAM fellowship from South Korea and Kelsey has been awarded an undergraduate research fellowship by the Engineering Learning Initiative. Congratulations to both!


Two new R21 grants funded by the NCI will support our projects ‘Mineralized 3-D tumor models to study breast cancer bone metastasis’ and ‘Fibronectin and its role in tumor stiffness and vascularization’.


David has received a two-year Research Fellowship from the American Brain Tumor Association!


Siddharth’s and Debra’s (a PhD student in Lara Estroff’s lab) joint paper on ‘Hydroxyapatite nanoparticle-containing scaffolds for the study of breast cancer bone metastasis’, has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials. Congratulations!


Brian Kwee, an undergrad in the lab, has won the first prize at this year’s Bioexpo poster competition.


Emily’s paper entitled “Stiffness of Photocrosslinked RGD-Alginate Gels Regulates Adipose Progenitor Cell Behavior” has been accepted by Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Congratulations!


Emily’s paper ‘Adipose progenitor cells increase fibronectin matrix strain and unfolding in breast tumors’ has been accepted for publication in Physical Biology. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Bo Ri for having been awarded a prestigious MOGAM Scholarship from South Korea.


Bo Ri’s poster was awarded the 3rd prize at this year’s Cornell Stem Cell Symposium. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Maya for receiving an award by the NASA/New York Space Grant Consortium’s for Undergraduate Early Science & Engineering Research and Iriny for having been awarded an undergraduate research grant from the Engineering Learning Initiative.


Two new PhD students, Young-Hye Song and Ryan Nolan, have joined the lab. Welcome!


Brian and Jimmy, undergraduate researchers, have received awards for the summer. Brian received the Engineering Learning Initiatives grant and Jimmy received the New York State Stem Cell grant. Congratulations!


Siddharth has passed his A exam and is now officially a PhD candidate. Congratulations!


Jimmy and Christine, undergraduates in the lab, have won second and third place at this year’s BioExpo.


Emily has been selected for a STAR award by the Society for Biomaterials for her work titled ‘Tumor Microenvironmental Cues Signal Host Tissue Progenitor Cells to Promote Tumorigenesis’ to be presented at the 2010 Annual SFB meeting in Seattle. Congratulations!


Scott’s and Emily’s review article on ‘Tissue-Engineered 3-D Tumor Models to Study Tumor Angiogenesis’ has been accepted by Tissue Engineering.


Scott’s and Nakwon’s article on ‘Oxygen-controlled 3-D cultures to analyze tumor angiogenesis’ has been accepted for publication in tissue engineering.


Siddharth’s paper ‘A Novel 3-D Mineralized Tumor Model to Study Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis’ has been accepted by PLoS ONE. Congratulations!


Claudia will lead one of the projects of the recently funded NIH PS-OC center at Cornell. This center will apply physical science approaches to advance research on cancer. For more information:


David Infanger, a new postdoc, has joined the lab. Welcome David!


Claudia will be the lead PI on a NIH RC-1 grant and will collaborate with Ithaca and Weill Cornell-based researchers on ‘Microfluidic tumor models to analyze the role of physicochemical cues in the angiogenic switch’.


Emily has received the 2nd price at the poster contest of the Cornell Annual Stem Cell Symposium.


Ramya has been awarded a fellowship by the Engineering Learning Initiative for her proposed summer project on biomineralized culture systems to study bone metastasis. Congratulations Ramya!!!


Siddharth, a 2nd year PhD student in the lab, has been awarded a predoctoral NSF fellowship for his work on engineered bone metastasis models. Congrats to Sid!


Ramya, an undergraduate researcher in the lab, has been featured in the Cornell Engineering Magazine.


Christine has been awarded the best poster award at this year’s Bioexpo. Caroline, Dan, and Siddharth have been co-authors on the poster. Congratulations to all!

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