News & Events

The organization of the growth plate of long bones (left) resembles that of the tendon-bone interface (right).

NIH NIAMS R01 funded!

Dr. Killian is the PI on a recently awarded R01 titled: FGF signaling during growth and mechanical adaptation of tendon-bone interfaces. This project includes collaborations with Dr. David Ornitz (WUSTL) and Drs. Ken Kozloff, Sue Brooks, and Kurt Hankenson (University of Michigan).

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August 2021

Congratulations, Dr. Ganji!

Elahe Ganji successfully defended her PhD work on Growth and mechanobiology of the Achilles enthesis in mice. Read more here

July 2021

Congratulations, Dr. Leek!

Connor Leek successfully defended his PhD work on The Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling During Superstructure Development and in Muscle-Bone Crosstalk. Read more here

June 2021

Elahe awarded the Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship!

PhD student, Elahe Ganji, was awarded the Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will support 3 years of postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois with Drs. Mariana Kersh and Kate Clancy.

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March 2021

Welcome, LeeAnn Flowers!

LeeAnn is a PhD student in Molecular and Integrative Physiology and joined the Killian lab this year for her doctoral work.

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March 2021

Congratulations to Iman Bhattacharya!

MS student, Iman Bhattacharya, successfully defended his MS thesis.

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November 2020

Congratulations to Ryan Locke, PhD!

Congratulations to Ryan Locke on successfully defending your dissertation work!

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Aug 2020

Review in TMIR published!

PhD student, Connor Leek, and undergraduate students, Jaclyn Soulas and Anna Lia Sullivan, each contributed equally to a recent review entitled: Using Tools in Mechanobiology to Repair Tendons, which was published in a special issue (Cell Behavior Manipulation) in the new open-access journal, Current Tissue Microenvironment Reports.

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March 2020

Elahe Ganji awarded the University Doctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Elahe Ganji, a fourth year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (University of Delaware) on being selected for the University Doctoral Fellowship Award from the University of Delaware! This award will support Elahe for her doctoral research over the next academic year and is a competitive award. Elahe was one of two students nominated from her home department.

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March 2020

Professor Killian receives the prestigious NSF CAREER Award

In this CAREER project, Professor Killian will use an in vivo optogenetic platform to measure structural, mechanical, and molecular changes induced by remodeling and damage of the tendon attachment that are driven by frequency-, magnitude-, and duration-dependent changes in muscle loading, both during postnatal growth and in the mature and aging attachment.

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March 2020

Killian Lab at #ORS2020

The Killian Lab had a record attendance at this year's Orthopaedic Research Society Annual meeting in Phoenix, where three undergraduate and three graduate students presented their orthopaedic research.

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February 2020

We've moved!

The Killian Lab has moved to the University of Michigan!

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February 2020