We’re going to BMES!

The Killian lab will be presenting four posters and one podium talk at this year's BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. See you there! Elahe Ganji: Knockout of FGF9 in Scx-lineage Cells Leads to Impairments in Enthesis Structure (poster) Connor Leek: Fibroblast Growth Factor 9 Regulates the Size of the Deltoid Tuberosity (poster) Ryan Locke: Photobiomodulation … Continue reading We’re going to BMES!

Summer updates in Killian Lab!

It's been an exciting summer in the Killian Lab! We welcomed two new graduate students: Syeda Lamia (Mechanical Engineering; PhD). Iman Bhattacharya (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; MS) We welcomed three REU students and a high school student: Shaneaka Anderson (Edward Waters College) Rachel Klink (Taylor University) Claudia Offutt (St. Elizabeth's High School) Madeline Tallman (Tulane … Continue reading Summer updates in Killian Lab!

Killian Lab at the ORS

  It was a great year for the Killian Lab at the ORS! Ryan presented his first ORS talk, Elahe presented a poster on her research at her first ORS, and Dr. Killian received the JOR Early Career Award. https://twitter.com/EvanBuettmann/status/1092425217706737664 https://twitter.com/megankillian/status/1092177838126579718 https://twitter.com/megankillian/status/1091878770435338240

New paper in Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism: Tendon healing in the context of complex fractures

A new publication from our lab, led by PhD student, Elahe Ganji @elaganji, is now available online in CRBMM titled: "Tendon healing in the context of complex fractures." Abstract: Tendons connect muscle to bone and play an integral role in bone and joint alignment and loading. Tendons act as pulleys that provide anchorage of muscle forces … Continue reading New paper in Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism: Tendon healing in the context of complex fractures

R03 awarded to develop tools for controlling rotator cuff muscle activation using light

The Killian Lab recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) to develop in vivo optogenetics tools for the control of skeletal muscle contraction. We will use these tools to identify the role that increased muscle loading plays on enthesis maturation during postnatal … Continue reading R03 awarded to develop tools for controlling rotator cuff muscle activation using light

Art in Science

This year's Art in Science features work from the Killian lab, submitted by our graduate student, Ryan Locke! Join us on Opening Night at Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington, DE where the artwork will be on display from May 4th through June 1st. Opening Night will be on Friday, May 4th from 5:30PM – 8:30PM for the Art in Science Meet the Artist Event. This is … Continue reading Art in Science

Recent publications from LIMBR

Check out our recent publication in JBME, led by PhD student, Ryan Locke! In collaboration with the Elliott Lab at UD, we aimed to experimentally track the tissue-scale strains of the tendon–bone attachment with and without a localized defect. Regardless of the attachments’ ability to reduce localized stress, rotator cuff tendon injuries are common and occur predominantly near the … Continue reading Recent publications from LIMBR

Summer Blog Series from the Killian Lab

Welcome to our first-ever summer writing project! I am excited to share a few snippets from the different voices of our lab. What to expect: We'll be featuring student-authored blog posts from graduate students, undergraduate scholars, and high school researchers. These posts will range from "how-to" checklists, to interviews with some of our lab members, as well as perspectives on personal experiences related to research and professional development. Target audience: Anyone who wants to learn more about life and interests of the individuals working in an academic lab, particularly one that is integrative across multiple disciplines. When to expect the posts: We'll roll out the posts throughout the summer and into fall, so check back in to our website often for some fresh perspectives.