MOVAT'S PENTACHROME STAIN OF THE GROWTH PLATE IN A MURINE PROXIMAL TIBIA

CANCER-ASSOCIATED ADIPOCYTES ON FIBRONECTIN

THE FISCHBACH LAB (2018)

POLARIZED LIGHT IMAGE OF PICROSIRIUS RED-STAINED BONE

ENGINEERED MICROVESSEL

Recent News

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!

Research Areas

Microenvironmental conditions (e.g., 3-D cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions) are critically important in tumor induction and progression, and mediate the establishment of metastases at preferential target sites. By exploring diversified tissue-engineered model systems and polymeric growth factor delivery strategies, our research aims at elucidating microenvironmental events that currently impair the prognosis of cancer patients and to develop new drug delivery systems for more effective treatment of cancer.

Recent Publications

McCoy MG, Nyanyo D, Hung CK, Goerger JP, Zipfel WR, Williams RM, Nishimura N, Fischbach C. Endothelial Cells Promote 3D Invasion of GBM by IL-8-dependent Induction of Cancer Stem Cell Properties. Scientific Reports, 2019 June.