Meet our team

We are a multidisciplinary group of engineers, scientists, and clinicians (and future clinicians) with interests in musculoskeletal health and rehabilitation across the lifespan.

Megan Killian

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Joint Faculty: Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Affiliate Faculty: Biomedical Engineering


Zachary Tata

Associate Research Lab Specialist


Syeda Lamia

PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


LeeAnn (Hold) Flowers

PhD student in Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan

NSF GRFP Recipient


Tessa Phillips

Post-bac research technician


Killian lab alumni:

Elahe Ganji, PhD
Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Illinois (starting October 2021)

Connor Leek, PhD

Ryan Locke, PhD
Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Mauck Lab at UPENN

Jaclyn Soulas
Currently a VMD student at UPENN

Anna Lia Sullivan
Incoming DVM student at Cornell

Iman Bhattacharya
Currently at IDT

Rachel Klink
Incoming PhD student at the University of Utah

Kendra Wernlé
Currently a graduate student at the University of Zürich

Aracely Marroquin

UROP student in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Grand Rapids Community College

Elijah Paparella

Co-mentored by Dr. Adam Abraham

Michael Sonnenfelt
Currently a project manager at QPS Holdings

Elisabeth (Beth) Lemmon
Currently a VMD/PhD student at UPENN in the Mauck Lab

Emily Hudson
Incoming PhD student at the University of Buffalo
Former project manager at Arkion Life Sciences

Megan Smith
Currently a research technician at PITT

Nicholas Ruggiero
Currently a research technician at Thomas Jefferson University in the Tomlinson lab

Ellen Dudzinski
Currently an associate product manager at Globus Medical

Adrianna (Ania) Szostek
Currently a DVM student at UGeorgia

Patrick Canning
Currently an Associate scientist at Merck

Angela Livingston

Kierstyn Hendricks

Bhavana Aitha
Currently a medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Julianna Wayne

William (Bill) Duncan
Incoming MS/MBA student at PITT

Geoff Ming

Joseph Korn

Brandon Okeyo

Keira Morgan

Julia Zimmer