Jill D. Pasteris
Campus Box 1169
1 Brookings Dr
Saint Louis MO 63130-4899
Biomineralization and Raman spectroscopy of geological materials
Professor Jill Pasteris takes a traditional mineralogic-geologic approach to non-traditional materials. Much of her current research involves biomineralization, especially the mineral component of bones and teeth. She is part of an interdisciplinary biomineralization group that includes scientists from the physics department as well as from the Schools of Engineering and Medicine at Washington University. Professor Pasteris and her students apply Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and electron microscopy and microprobe analysis to determine the size, shape, mechanical properties, and composition of biological apatite (a calcium phosphate mineral) and its synthetic analogs.
“Structural water in carbonated hydroxylapatite and fluorapatite: Confirmation by solid state 2H NMR”, C.H. Yoder, J.D. Pasteris, K.N. Worcester, and D.V. Schermerhorn, Calcified Tissue International,90, 60-67 (2012).
“Structurally incorporated water in bone apatite: A cautionary tale”, J.D. Pasteris, in Calcium Phosphates: Structure, Synthesis, Properties, and Applications, edited by Robert B. Heimann, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., in press, 2012.
“The nanometer-scale physiology of bone: Steric modeling and scanning transmission electron microscopy of collagen-mineral structure”, B. Alexander, T.L. Daulton, G. Genin, J. Lipner, J.D. Pasteris, B. Wopenka, and S. Thomopoulos, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, published online 16 February 2012; doi:10.1098/rsif.2011.0880 (2012).
“The structure and solubility of carbonated hydroxyl and chloro lead apatites”, M.P. Sternlieb, J.D. Pasteris, B.R. Williams, and C.H. Yoder, Polyhedron, 29, 2364-2372 (2010).
“Functional grading of mineral in the attachment of tendon to bone”, G.M. Genin, A. Kent, V. Birman, B. Wopenka, J.D. Pasteris, J.P. Marquez, and S. Thomopoulos, Biophysical Journal, 97, 976-985 (2009).
“Sensitivity of micro-Raman spectrum to crystallite size of electrospray-deposited and post-annealed films of iron-oxide nanoparticle suspensions”, L.B. Modesto Lopez, J.D. Pasteris, and P. Biswas, Applied Spectroscopy, 63, 627-635 (2009).
“Experimental fluoridation of nanocrystalline apatite”, J.D. Pasteris and D.Y. Ding, American Mineralogist, 94, 53-63 (2009).
“Bone and tooth mineralization: Why apatite?” J.D. Pasteris, B. Wopenka, and E. Valsami-Jones, Elements, 4, 97-104 (2008).
“The tendon-to-bone transition of the rotator cuff: A Raman spectroscopic study documenting changes in organic and inorganic components,” B. Wopenka, A. Kent, J.D. Pasteris, and S.Thomopoulos, Applied Spectroscopy, 62, 1285-1294 (2008).
"With a grain of salt: What halite has to offer to discussions on the origin of life," Jill D.Pasteris, John J. Freeman, Brigitte Wopenka, Kai Qi, Qinggao Ma, and Karen L. Wooley. Astrobiology, 64, 625-643 (2006).
“A mineralogical perspective on the apatite in bone”, B. Wopenka and J.D. Pasteris. Materials Science and Engineering C. 25, 131-143 (2005).
“Lack of OH in nanocrystalline apatite as a function of degree of atomic order: Implications for bone and biomaterials,” J.D. Pasteris, B. Wopenka, J.J. Freeman, K. Rogers, E, Valsami-Jones, J.A.M. van der Houwen, and M.J. Silva. Biomaterials, 25, 229-238 (2004).
“Development of a laser Raman spectrometer for deep-ocean science,” P.G. Brewer, G. Malby, J.D. Pasteris, S.N. White, E.T. Peltzer, B. Wopenka, J. Freeman, and M.O. Brown. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 51, 739-753 (2004).
“Spectroscopic successes and challenges: Raman spectroscopy at 3.6 km depth in the ocean”, J.D. Pasteris, B. Wopenka, J.J. Freeman, P.G. Brewer, S.N. White, E.T. Peltzer, G.E. Malby. Applied Spectroscopy, 58, 195A-208A (2004).
“Necessary, but not sufficient: Raman identification of disordered carbon as a signature of ancient life,” J.D. Pasteris and B. Wopenka. Astrobiology, 3, 727-738 (2003).