Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, PhD

Cornell University


Claudia Fischbach-Teschl is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University and Director of Cornell’s Physical Sciences Oncology Center (PSOC) on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Regensburg, Germany and conducted her postdoctoral work at Harvard University in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She became a faculty member at Cornell in 2007 where she utilizes biomaterials and tissue engineering strategies to gain a better understanding of how tumor-microenvironment interactions regulate cancer development, progression, and therapy resistance. She has received multiple awards including a joint Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society as well as a Research Excellence Award from Cornell’s College of Engineering. She is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. She currently serves on the Tumor Microenvironment study section, is an Editorial Board member of the ACS journal Biomaterials Science and Engineering, a Senior Editor of Cancer Research, and Incoming Chair for the new Gordon Conference ‘Physics of Cancer’. She is an active advocate for interdisciplinary cancer research and has written Op-Ed articles on this topic including in Scientific American.