Michael Papanicolaou


Michael Papanicolaou is a third year PhD student from Cancer Matrix and Metastasis at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Michael completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Science (1st Class Hons) at the University of Technology, where he pursued a project investigating the interaction between neutrophilic inflammation and bronchiolar extracellular matrix in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) with A/Prof Brian Oliver at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

Michael's current work focuses on understanding how the tumour stroma, including the extracellular matrix, cancer associated fibroblasts and mechanobiology, affect breast cancer development and metastasis.