Lisa M Larkin, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan. She holds a joint appointment in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. Dr. Larkin is co-director of the Skeletal Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the University of Michigan and has 28 years of expertise on musculoskeletal physiology and small and large animal surgical procedures and more than 15 years experience specifically with ligament, tendon, muscle and bone tissue engineering. Larkin, has pioneered methods to co-culture scaffold-free tissue constructs to engineer functional tissues and their interfaces. Dr. Larkin has four patents and two non-provisional patents for her work. She has co-authored 26 peer-reviewed journal papers, 4 reviews and two book chapters specifically on tissue engineering, another 34 on the physiology of muscle. Dr. Larkin is a member of the following societies: The American Physiological Society, Society for Neuroscience, Tissue Engineering Society International, Biomedical Engineering Society, and Orthopaedic Research Society.