Advice for planning experiments

About the author: Ryan is a first year graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He joined the Killian Lab in 2016 and is UD's BMES Chapter President. His research interests involve biomechanics of the tendon-to-bone attachment and identifying cellular and molecular pathways for musculoskeletal regeneration. Experiment planning is one of the … Continue reading Advice for planning experiments

Performing A Literature Review And Managing References

About the Author: Seth is a rising senior undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He participates in volunteer microbiology research and has been involved in the Killian Lab since 2016. He is an Undergraduate Research Fellow and is currently developing a tissue engineering tendon platform to study the enthesis. An important part of … Continue reading Performing A Literature Review And Managing References

An Interview with Beth Lemmon, Our Undergraduate Scholar

About the author: Elahe is starting her second year as a Mechanical Engineering PhD Student. She is a steering committee member and publicist of the WiE (Women in Engineering) at UD and has started off her graduate research in Killian Lab since Spring 2017. She is interested in investigating the role of Fgf receptors and ligands … Continue reading An Interview with Beth Lemmon, Our Undergraduate Scholar

Tips for Organizing Research Projects

About the author: Beth is a rising senior undergraduate in Pre-Veterinary and Animal Biosciences at the University of Delaware. She is a student in the University of Delaware Honors Program and is a member of the UD Equestrian team. Beth has been involved in research in the Killian Lab since 2016 and is a Delaware INBRE … Continue reading Tips for Organizing Research Projects

Zeiss Microscopes and The Zen 2 Program: Tips and Tricks

About the author: Patrick is a rising senior undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He is a member of the UD Crew team and has been involved in undergraduate research in the Killian lab since January, 2016. Pat is our go-to expert in microscopy imaging, and as a 2017 UD Summer Scholar, … Continue reading Zeiss Microscopes and The Zen 2 Program: Tips and Tricks

Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research

Getting involved in research as an undergraduate student can seem like a daunting task. Nevertheless, it can also be a beneficial and rewarding experience. Additionally, research can typically be counted towards elective credits as well as being an excellent boost to your resume. Many students believe that they are unable to participate in undergraduate research until later in their college careers. However, undergraduate research can begin as early as freshman or sophomore year. Even with a busy schedule, research can be done outside of class time, during winter session, and in the summer months.

Applying to Graduate School – The Importance of Networking

Many people are unaware of how impactful networking can be as a career tool, or they dread forming that network due to unfamiliarity with the networking process. I never really realized how important forming a network was until after I had unintentionally formed my own network. I entirely believe that I am a member of … Continue reading Applying to Graduate School – The Importance of Networking

Beth Lemmon receives DE INBRE Summer Scholars Fellowship

Congratulations to Beth Lemmon, a rising senior in our group, on receiving one of the prestigious spots as a 2017 Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar! Beth will spend this summer continuing work on her independent project studying the healing response of partial width tendon-bone defects in the rat rotator cuff.

Professor Killian receives IREK12 Career Development Award

Dr Killian has been selected as a scholar for the Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program (IREK12) in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, which operates out of Northwestern University. Killian’s research will focus on rotator cuff tears, a common orthopedic problem that leads to shoulder pain, dysfunction and degeneration. More info can be found here: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/november/rotator-cuff/

Recent funding award from UDRF

Dr. Killian recently received funding from the University of Delaware Research Foundation to identify the role of chondrogenesis, driven by fibroblast growth factor 18, in tendon-to-bone attachment maturation and healing. This research will support graduate level work in basic and translational musculoskeletal research.