Dr Michael Buchert

Head, Tumour Microenvironment and Cancer Signaling Group

I love working in Science because it allows me to make discoveries that hopefully will make a small difference in people’s lives.

Originally from Switzerland, I arrived in Australia in 1999 for my first postdoctoral studies at the Department of Surgery of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In 2002 I moved back to Europe for additional training. I returned to Australia in 2007 and joined the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Parkville, as an Assistant Investigator. After a short stint at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, I joined the Cancer and Inflammation Program under the leadership of Prof Matthias Ernst at the ONJCRI in early 2015. Since 2018, I am leading a research team which investigates the role of DCLK1, tuft cells, and ILC2s as drivers of gastrointestinal cancers.