Michael J Buckenmeyer

Michael J. Buckenmeyer, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Cancer Innovation Laboratory


Michael received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in July 2020 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer Biomaterials Engineering Section at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick. His research focuses on the use of complex three-dimensional tumor spheroid models to study the role of the extracellular matrix in the tumor microenvironment and to develop novel immunotherapies to treat cancer.

Areas of Expertise

1) Tumor Spheroid Culture 2) Biomaterials 3) Extracellular Matrix 4) Decellularization 5) Immunoengineering