Lisa McCawley, Ph.D.

Lisa McCawley, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

732 Preston Research Building
2200 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 545-0721


Current research is directed towards understanding how changes in cell populations and other factors of the tissue microenvironment (ie., oxygenation state, pH and matrix) influence tissue development and tumor progression. She is utilizing Organ-on-a-Chip style microfluidic bioreactors in the areas of mammary development and response to environmental toxins; breast tumorigenesis and response to therapy in complex microenvironments; and metastatic models that cross the blood brain barrier.