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 ONJCRI as a Senior Research Fellow, where I head a research team within the Cancer and Inflammation Program under the leadership of Prof Matthias Ernst. My team is investigating the role of DCLK1 and tuft cells as drivers of gastrointestinal cancers.