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Claudia Fischbach-Teschl

  • Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
  • Dept: Biomedical Engineering
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Address: 157 Weill Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-4547
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Prior to joining the Cornell faculty Claudia Fischbach-Teschl conducted her postdoctoral work at Harvard University in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and holds an M.S. in Pharmacy from Ludwigs-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Research Interests

My most notable research achievements during the past year were the accrual of a new R01 grant through the Provocative Questions Initiative by the NCI that was extremely competitive and resulted in funding rates of ~2%. Additionally, I have been invited at various highly recognized meetings (e.g. Gordon Conference and Keystone Meeting) both nationally and internationally underlining my recognition in the field. Finally, my students and postdocs have done very well as evidenced by awards and the securing of a faculty position by one of my postdocs who is now an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UMass Amherst. One of my postdocs also works on the 2nd resubmission of a paper to Science Translational Medicine, which we hope will get accepted.

Selected Publications

  • Pathi, S. P., D. D.W. Lin, J. R. Dorvee, lara Estroff, Claudia Fischbach-Teschl. 2011. "Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticle-containing scaffolds for study of breast cancer bone metastasis." Biomaterials 32 (22): 5112-5122.
  • Verbridge, S S., N. Choi, Y. Zheng, D J. Brooks, Abraham Strook, Claudia Fischbach-Teschl. 2010. "Oxygen-controlled 3-D cultures to analyze tumor angiogenesis." Tissue Engineering Part A 16 (7): 2157-2159.
  • Fischbach-Teschl, Claudia, H. J. Kong, S. X. Hsiong, M. B. Evangelista, W. Yuen, D. J. Mooney. 2009. "Cancer cell angiogenic capability is regulated by 3D culture and integrin engagement." PNAS 106 (2): 399-404.
  • Fischbach-Teschl, Claudia, R. Chen, T. Matsumoto, T. Schmelzle, J. S. Brugge, P. J. Polverini, D. J. Mooney. 2007. "Engineering tumors with 3D scaffolds." Nat Methods 4 (10): 855-60.
  • Choi, Siyoung, Scott Coonrod, Lara Estroff, Claudia Fischbach-Teschl. 2014. "Chemical and Physical Properties of Carbonated HA Affect Breast Cancer Cell Behavior." Acta Biomaterialia.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Affinito Stewart Award (The President's Council of Cornell Women) 2010
  • ORS Young Investigator (AAOS / ORS Molecular Biology and Therapeutics in Musculoskeletal Oncology (MBTMO) Meeting) 2008
  • Award for Outstanding Dissertations (Eastern Bavarian Universities) 2004
  • Poster Award by the Department of Health and Human Services (Keystone Symposia 'Molecular Control of Adipogenesis and Obesity') 2004
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (German National Science Foundation) 2003



  • MS (Pharmacy), Ludwig Maximilians University, 1998
  • Ph D (Pharmaceutical Technology), University of Regensburg, 2003