Sarah Greising

Associate Professor


Areas of interest

Skeletal muscle physiology, exercise physiology, orthopaedic trauma, regenerative rehabilitation


2015 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Postdoctoral Fellowship

2011 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; PhD Rehabilitation Science

2006 Canisius College, Buffalo, NY; MS Health and Human Performance

2004 Winona State University, Winona, MN; BS Exercise Science - Athletic Training

Positions and Academic Appointments

2015 - 2018, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology, Mayo Clinic

2015 - 2018, Research Physiologist in Extremity Trauma and Regenerative Medicine, US Army Institute of Surgical Research

2018 - 2022, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota

2020 - 2022, McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota

2021 - Present, Faculty Center for Clinical Movement Science, University of Minnesota

2022 - Present,  Graduate Faculty Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota

2022 - Present, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota

2022 - Present, Henry L. Taylor-Arthur S. Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement

Professional Memberships and Activities

2004 - Present, American College of Sports Medicine

2011 - Present, American Physiological Society - Member of eBook Committee

2018 - Present, Orthopaedic Research Society - Co-Chair Women's Leadership Forum

2019 - Present, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine Society - Chair Musculoskeletal TWIG

Associate Editor, Connective Tissue Research


Research Summary


Skeletal Muscle Plasticity and Regeneration Laboratory

Current research interests and long-term scientific goals of the laboratory revolve around the plasticity and regeneration of skeletal muscle, in efforts to mitigate the devastating functional limitations of limb salvage and traumatic muscle injuries. The laboratory examines the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems in efforts to understand and develop effective strategies to address the deleterious effects of complex traumatic muscle injuries, namely volumetric muscle loss.

Selected publications

  1. Complete list of peer-reviewed articles

Teaching Summary


Exercise Physiology (KIN 4385)

Applied Exercise Physiology (KIN 5122)

Seminar: Exercise Physiology (KIN 8122)

MS & PhD Advising Statement