College of Education and Human Development

School of Kinesiology

Sarah Greising

  • Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology

Sarah Greising

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



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.

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
  • 2023 - Present, Faculty Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma Care, University of Minnesota
  • 2023 - Present, Faculty Muscular Dystrophy Center, University of Minnesota

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


  • Exercise Physiology (KIN 4385)
  • Applied Exercise Physiology (KIN 5122)
  • Seminar: Exercise Physiology (KIN 8122)

MS & PhD Advising Statement