The Killian lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware is focused on research in Musculoskeletal Development and Rehabilitation. Our primary aim is to understand how dissimilar tissues form a structural and functional interface that allows our musculoskeletal system to function, grow, and adapt during development and following injury. We use in vivo experimental approaches that incorporate techniques from molecular biology, genetics, biomechanical engineering, and imaging to address how mechanical forces influence growth, development, and repair of musculoskeletal soft tissues.
Our research focuses on understanding the development and maturation of the tendon-bone enthesis, as well as understanding the mechanical and molecular mechanism(s) that regulate tissue remodeling during post-natal growth and healing following injury.
We are an interdisciplinary team of undergraduates, graduate students, and technical staff engaged in research to understand musculoskeletal development and healing.
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