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Cornell University

Fischbach Lab

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

Garrett Beeghly

Garrett Beeghly
Garrett Beeghly

I received my B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia in 2017. There, I studied how stromal cells influence cancer behavior using tissue-engineered models of the tumor microenvironment. After graduating, I moved abroad to the United Kingdom where I studied lymphatic remodeling as a facilitator of metastasis at the University of Cambridge. I am now pursuing my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Cornell University.

My project aims to understand how microenvironmental cues drive breast cancer development and progression. In particular, I am interested in how mammary adipose tissue interacts with tumor cells and how these interactions may be altered in the context of obesity. Outside of lab, I am passionate about science communication and public health. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, baking, and spending time with my cat.