Sarah Greising, PhD

Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology
Contact Information

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 complex traumatic muscle injuries, namely volumetric muscle loss. Ongoing work broadly encompasses investigating muscle and nerve interactions, metabolic and fibrotic comorbidities, regenerative rehabilitation treatment strategies, and the combination of these in more complex orthopaedic injuries.


Current Funded Research

Early interventions to address functional limitations and comorbidities to volumetric muscle loss


Positions and Academic Appointments

2015 - Present, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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


Professional Memberships

2004 - Present, American College of Sports Medicine

2011 - Present, American Physiological Society

2018 - Present, Orthopaedic Research Society



Applied Exercise Physiology

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

Selected Publications
  1. Complete list of peer-reviewed articles

  2. Corona BT, Flanagan KE, Brininger CM, Goldman SM, Call JA, Greising SM. The impact of the volumetric muscle loss injury on persistent motoneuron axotomy. Muscle and Nerve. In Press 2018.

  3. Corona BT, Rivera JC, Greising SM. Inflammatory and physiological ramifications of delayed preparation of a volumetric muscle loss injury would bed for regenerative medicine therapies. Clinical and Translational Science. In Press 2018. Full text link.

  4. Greising SM, Rivera JC, Goldman SM, Watts A, Aguilar CA, Corona BT. Unwavering pathobiology of volumetric muscle loss injury. Scientific Reports. 7: 13179, 2017. Full text link.