Claudia Fischbach-Teschl receives Research Excellence Award
Congratulations to Associate Professor Claudia Fischbach-Teschl on receiving a 2016 Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering. This award is in recognition of her research contributions and leadership of the recently-awarded Physical Sciences Oncology Center.
Associate Professor Claudia Fischbach-Teschl received her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Regensburg, Germany and holds an M.S. in Pharmacy from the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. She conducted her postdoctoral work at Harvard University in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences and joined the faculty of Cornell in 2007. Dr. Fischbach-Teschl's lab applies biomedical engineering strategies to study cancer with the ultimate goal of identifying new mechanisms that may ultimately help to prevent and treat this disease. She serves on the NIH Tumor Microenvironment Study Section and is an editorial board member of various journals including the new ACS journal Biomaterials Science and Engineering. studies cells under conditions that do not reflect the microenvironmental context that cells experience in the body. By exploring tissue engineering, microfabrication, and biomaterials strategies the Fischbach-Teschl lab engineers culture models that allow studying tumor cells under conditions that mimic those within patients. In particular, the Fischbach-Teschl lab uses these model systems to gain a better understanding of the biological and physical principles that tumors use to modulate the function of blood vessels, stem cells, and bone metastatic sites, all parameters ultimately contributing to increased cancer aggressiveness and worse clinical prognosis