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Important Factors to Consider When Finding your Graduate Research Laboratory

About the author: Elahe is a second year Mechanical Engineering PhD Student. She is a steering committee member and publicist of the WiE (Women in Engineering) at UD and began her graduate research in Killian Lab since Spring 2017. She is interested in investigating the role of Fgf receptors and ligands on mechanical behavior of the … Continue reading Important Factors to Consider When Finding your Graduate Research Laboratory

The First Months of Graduate School

About the author: Connor is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  He received his Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Buffalo in 2016.  Connor has interned with both Franco Consulting Engineers and East Coast Orthotics and Prosthetics.  He has been a part of … Continue reading The First Months of Graduate School

Adjusting to a new research setting

About the author: Keira is a rising high school senior at Newark Charter High School. She is a member of the basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey teams at her high school and been involved in research in the Killian Lab since February of 2017. She is part of the NIH NIDDK STEP-UP program and currently looking … Continue reading Adjusting to a new research setting

Advice for planning experiments

About the author: Ryan is a first year graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He joined the Killian Lab in 2016 and is UD's BMES Chapter President. His research interests involve biomechanics of the tendon-to-bone attachment and identifying cellular and molecular pathways for musculoskeletal regeneration. Experiment planning is one of the … Continue reading Advice for planning experiments

Performing A Literature Review And Managing References

About the Author: Seth is a rising senior undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He participates in volunteer microbiology research and has been involved in the Killian Lab since 2016. He is an Undergraduate Research Fellow and is currently developing a tissue engineering tendon platform to study the enthesis. An important part of … Continue reading Performing A Literature Review And Managing References

An Interview with Beth Lemmon, Our Undergraduate Scholar

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

Tips for Organizing Research Projects

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

Zeiss Microscopes and The Zen 2 Program: Tips and Tricks

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 Undergraduate Research

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.

Applying to Graduate School – The Importance of Networking

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