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

Ryan’s Recap of ORS 2018

  There is a first time for everything. For me, traveling to the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Conference 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) established my first experience 1) at a national conference and 2) in NOLA. Thankfully, because of funds provided by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education at the University of … Continue reading Ryan’s Recap of ORS 2018

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

Important Factors to Consider When Finding your Graduate Research Laboratory

About the author: Elahe is a second year Mechanical Engineering PhD Student. She is a steering committee member and publicist of the WiE (Women in Engineering) at UD and began her graduate research in Killian Lab since Spring 2017. She is interested in investigating the role of Fgf receptors and ligands on mechanical behavior of the … Continue reading Important Factors to Consider When Finding your Graduate Research Laboratory

The First Months of Graduate School

About the author: Connor is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  He received his Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Buffalo in 2016.  Connor has interned with both Franco Consulting Engineers and East Coast Orthotics and Prosthetics.  He has been a part of … Continue reading The First Months of Graduate School

Adjusting to a new research setting

About the author: Keira is a rising high school senior at Newark Charter High School. She is a member of the basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey teams at her high school and been involved in research in the Killian Lab since February of 2017. She is part of the NIH NIDDK STEP-UP program and currently looking … Continue reading Adjusting to a new research setting