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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

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