PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides a rich, dynamic, interdisciplinary training environment for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Ph.D. students can enroll in a degree program through the UM Medical School or College of Engineering and complete their dissertation under the direction of an Orthopaedic Surgery faculty member.

Doctoral Students

  • Easton Farrell (Biomedical Engineering, Mentor: Dr. Maerz)
  • Lindsey Lammlin (Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Mentor: Dr. Maerz)
  • Syeda Lamia (Mechanical Engineering, Mentor: Dr. Killian)
  • LeeAnn Flowers (Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Mentor: Dr. Killian)
  • Steph Steltzer (Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Mentor: Dr. Killian)
  • Christina Capobianco (Biomedical Engineering, Mentor: Dr. Hankenson)
  • Justin Redmond (Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Mentor: Dr. Hankenson)

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Alex Knights, Ph.D. (Mentors: Drs. Hankenson and Maerz)
  • Mike Newton, Ph.D. (Mentor: Dr. Maerz)
  • Miranda Cosman, PhD (Mentor: Dr. Jepsen)

How to Apply

Students interested in completing their Ph.D. or postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery should contact a faculty member in their area of interest. Ph.D. students can pursue degrees through the Medical School Program in Biomedical Sciences(link is external), College of Engineering(link is external), School of Public Health(link is external), or School of Kinesiology(link is external). More information on Postdoctoral Training at the UM can be found at the Medical School Office of Postdoctoral Studies.