Congratulations, Emily Hudson- 2016 Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar

Congratulations to Emily Hudson (rising CANR senior), who recently completed the INBRE Summer Scholars program in the Killian Lab. Emily's project focused on identifying the role of FGF ligands and Scleraxis-lineage cells in brain development and adult motor function. Her project utilized novel genetically modified mouse models, histological techniques, micro-computed tomography, molecular assays, and behavioral tests to identify how targeted … Continue reading Congratulations, Emily Hudson- 2016 Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar

New paper published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research

New work from the Killian Lab, in collaboration with Washington University and Imperial College London, on hip muscle imbalance during postnatal growth was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Abstract: The mechanical loading environment influences the development and maturation of joints. In this study, the influence of imbalanced muscular loading on joint … Continue reading New paper published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Summer Scholars in the Killian Lab

This year, four undergraduate students have received funding to do summer research in the Killian Lab. Emily Hudson: Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research (INBRE) Summer Scholar, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) Emily is a rising UD senior in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) studying Animal Biosciences. Emily's project focuses on identifying … Continue reading Summer Scholars in the Killian Lab

Graduate student, Ryan Locke, presents research at CBER Symposium on National Biomechanics Day

Killian Lab graduate student, Ryan Locke, presented research on femoroacetabular bone morphometry at the 13th Annual UD Center for Biomechanics Research Symposium on April 7th. CBER Day included interdisciplinary research from the College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Science, and AI DuPont Hospital. Congratulations, Ryan!

Undergraduate Elisabeth (Beth) Lemmon wins Delaware Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Tuition Award

Beth Lemmon (CANR undergraduate) received the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Tuition Award from the Delaware Space Grant Consortium, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Ms. Lemmon will continue her research efforts in the killianlab this fall. Congratulations, Beth!

New paper published in FASEBJ on the role of Scleraxis in tendon enthesis maturation

Check out our most recent paper, Scleraxis is required for the development of a functional tendon enthesis (Killian Thomopoulos FASEBJ 2015), which was just published in the FASEB Journal. This work identified Scleraxis as an important contributor to enthesis maturation by showing that loss of Scleraxis leads to impaired biomechanical function of the tendon-to-bone attachment and also leads to … Continue reading New paper published in FASEBJ on the role of Scleraxis in tendon enthesis maturation

New paper published in AJSM

Dr. Killian and collaborators recently published a paper titled: "Chronic Degeneration Leads to Poor Healing of Repaired Massive Rotator Cuff Tears in Rats," in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Chronic, degenerative rotator cuff tears are difficult to repair, and "successful" repairs tend to fail after surgery. This is a problem, in particular, for patients over the … Continue reading New paper published in AJSM

Join us at the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in August, 2016

The Killian Lab will be taking part in the Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering (MBBE) Gordon Research Seminar in August, 2016, at the Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire. This Seminar, and its associated Conference, offers a unique, interactive venue for students, postdocs, and early career scientists and engineers to share their research, brainstorm new ideas, and network. This is the 2nd GRS … Continue reading Join us at the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in August, 2016