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Cornell University

Fischbach Lab

We apply engineering principles to understand how tissue microenvironments influence cancer initiation, development, and therapy response.

About Us

Group photograph of the Fischbach Lab in 2022 taken inside of Weill Hall

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.

Outreach and Community Engagement

We are part of the Cornell Community Cancer Partnership, an initiative where we interact with cancer patients, community advocates, and healthcare professionals to learn how to uplift the voices of patients and understand their perspectives. Through these experiences, we strive to disseminate knowledge through educational outreach programs and broadcast the lived experiences of those most affected by cancer. We are committed to scientific outreach and our lab members are actively involved in programs including the Cornell Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society, GRASSHOPR, QGrads, New Visions Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, the Center for Teaching Innovation, Expanding Your Horizons, and more.

Land Acknowledgment

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

Photograph of attendees at the 2019 Cancer Resource Center Education Day