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
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Ryan Locke (1st year PhD student in Dr. Killian's lab) and Professor Killian co-authored a review, published in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, on the multiscale, morphological, and mechanical characteristics of the fibrocartilage attachment. This review discusses historical and recent clinical approaches to treating enthesis injury and explores new technological advancements in tissue-engineered biomaterials that have shown promise … Continue reading New review published in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering
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/
Recently published work from the Killian Lab describes the role of Scleraxis in the formation of a symmetric callus following long bone fracture. The paper, titled: "Loss of scleraxis in mice leads to geometric and structural changes in cortical bone, as well as asymmetry in fracture healing," was accepted for publication in The FASEB Journal. Authors … Continue reading New paper from Killianlab: Role of Scleraxis in fracture healing