Mentorship for PhD & Postdoctoral Fellows

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

How to Apply

Students interested in completing their PhD or postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery should contact a faculty member in their area of interest. PhD students can pursue degrees through the following:

Current Students

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