Sarah Greising, PhD

Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology
Contact Information

School of Kinesiology .

Room 220A Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, 55455-0376


Graduate education faculty


Director, Skeletal Muscle Plasticity and Regeneration Laboratory



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.


Current Funded Research

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

Neurocentric enhancement of skeletal muscle function for the treatment of volumetric muscle loss


Positions and Academic Appointments

2015 - 2018, 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 & Activities

2004 - Present, American College of Sports Medicine

2011 - Present, American Physiological Society

2018 - Present, Biomedical Engineering Society

2018 - Present, Orthopaedic Research Society

Associate Editor, Connective Tissue Research



Exercise Physiology (KIN 4385)

Applied Exercise Physiology (KIN 5122)

Seminar: Exercise Physiology (KIN 8122)

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. Greising SM, Corona BT, McGann C, Frankum JK, Warren GL. Therapeutic approaches for volumetric muscle loss injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Tissue Rngineering Part B: Reviews. 2019. Link.

  3. 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. 57: 799, 2018.

  4. 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. 11: 208, 2018. Full text link.