Michael Bachmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Bachmann uses bioluminescence imaging methodology and animal models to study cancer and infection.
Dr. Bachmann studied medicine in Frankfurt and Mainz, Germany, as well as the Hammersmith Hospital in London, U.K. His graduate studies were in the laboratory of Dr. James I. Mullins in the Department of Cancer Biology at Harvard. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Bachmann worked at Stanford University.
The Bachmann laboratory focuses on combining bioluminescence imaging with molecular genetic screens to study how the immune system interacts with cancer cells and mismatched transplants, and how it could be modulated for the benefit of patients.