Michael J Buckenmeyer

Michael J Buckenmeyer, Ph.D.

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


Michael completed his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in July 2020 and is currently a CRTA postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute. His research is focused 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