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Tiffany Killblane

Instructor: Life Science (Mulvane Center)

Mulvane Center
Office: Bloomenshine 120
Phone: 316.777.3095
E-mail: Tiffany.Killblane@cowley.edu

Tiffany KillblaneTiffany Killblane, originally from Texas, began her pursuit of science at Colorado State University with the original intent of becoming a veterinarian. While earning her degree in Biomedical Science, she fell in love with Microbiology and Anatomy which took her on to a masters degree in Biological Science.

At Wichita State University, Tiffany was given the opportunity to work with CIBOR, a NIAR-based company on WSU’s campus that was led by an orthopedic surgeon. She spent two years studying a proprietary material made available to the company by a chemist and analyzing their ability to regrow bone using the material as a scaffold by assisting with surgeries and CT-scans on laboratory rats.

While in graduate school, Tiffany was fortunate enough to have her tuition paid for in exchange for teaching laboratory classes. She gained experience teaching in Microbiology, Biology, graduate level Physiology labs, and the physician assistant program’s Anatomy class. At the conclusion of her masters, Tiffany realized she enjoyed teaching and decided to pursue it to share her love of microbiology and anatomy with others.

Tiffany is an avid Pembroke Welsh Corgi lover and currently has two corgis: Loki, the male, and Freya, the female. Both are AKC registered. Tiffany has always wanted to breed corgis responsibly.

When not at work, Tiffany can often be found pursuing art in many forms: she likes to draw, paint miniature figures, and create graphics in photoshop. Her other hobbies include attempting to maintain a garden in her back yard, training dogs for various reasons (service, agility, obedience), and playing all manner of games.

On the Mulvane campus, Tiffany is the contact advisor for Phi Theta Kappa (Beta Phi Upsilon Chapter) and enjoys pursuing research with students each semester relating to the water quality of the Arkansas River. 

Degrees:

  • B.S. - Biomedical Sciences - Colorado State University
  • M.S. - Biological Sciences - Wichita State University

Associations:

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • KNEA
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Advisor

Publications:

  • Thesis: Possible Mechanisms for Osteoinduction in Synthetic Bone Materials Horizon Advisor Award (Phi Theta Kappa Kansas-Nebraska Region, 2017)

Professional Experience:

  • Raptor Rehabilitation Medical Assistant Rocky Mountain Raptors, Fort Collins, CO 2005-2007
  • Oncology and Pharmacy Assistant Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Fort Collins, CO 2005-2007
  • Assistant Lecturer and Dissector, Wichita State University Physician Assistant Anatomy, Summer 2013
  • Center for Innovation in Biomedical Research (CIBOR) Animal Tech Assistant 2012-2013