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.
“Amorphous intergranular phases control the properties of tooth enamel,” L.M. Gordon, M.J. Cohen, K.W. MacRenaris, J.D. Pasteris, T. Seda, and Derk Joester. Science, 347, 746-750 (2015).
“Structural effects on incorporated water in carbonated apatites,” J.E. Goldenberg; Z. Wilt; D.V. Schermerhorn; J.D. Pasteris; and C.H. Yoder. American Mineralogist, 100, 274-280 (2015).
"Long bone structure and strength depend on BMP2 from osteoblasts and osteocytes, but not vascular endothelial cells," S.H. McBride, J.A. McKenzie; B.S. Bedrick; P. Kuhlmann; J.D. Pasteris; V. Rosen; M.J. Silva. PLoS ONE, vol. 9, issue 5, 1-10 (2014).
“Tracing the pathway of compositional changes in bone mineral with age: Bioapatite aging in hypermineralized dolphin’s bulla,” Z. Li and J.D. Pasteris. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1840, 2331-2339 (2014).
"Highlights and breakthroughs: Thermodynamic approach provides insights into the ageing process of biological apatite," J.D. Pasteris. American Mineralogist, 99, 562-563 (2014).
“Chemistry of bone mineral, based on the hypermineralized rostrum of the beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris,” Z. Li and J.D. Pasteris. American Mineralogist, 99, 645-653 (2014).
“Molecular water in nominally unhydrated carbonated hydroxylapatite: The key to bone mineral”, J.D. Pasteris, C.H. Yoder, and Brigitte Wopenka. American Mineralogist, 99, 16-27 (2014).
“Muscle loading is necessary for the formation of a functional tendon enthesis,” A.G.Schwartz,
J.H. Lipner, J.D. Pasteris, G.M. Genin, and S.Thomopoulos. Bone, 55, 44-51 (2013).
“Hypermineralized whale rostrum as the exemplar for bone mineral,” Z. Li, J.D. Pasteris, and D. Novack. Connective Tissue Research, 54, 167-175 (2013).
“Mineral distributions at the developing tendon enthesis,” A.G. Schwartz, J.D. Pasteris, G.M Genin, T.L. Daulton, and S. Thomopoulos. PloS ONE, vol. 7, issue 11, 1-11 (2012).
“Effect of carbonate incorporation on the hydroxyl content of hydroxylapatite,” J.D. Pasteris, C.H. Yoder, M.P. Sternlieb, and S. Liu. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 2741-2759 (2012).
“Synthesis, structure, and solubility of carbonated barium chlor- and hydroxylapatites,” C.H. Yoder, J.D. Pasteris, K.A. Krol, V.L. Weidner, and R.W. Schaeffer. Polyhedron, 44, 143-149 (2012).
“Dehydration and rehydration of carbonated fluor- and hydroxylapatite”, C.H. Yoder, J.D. Pasteris, K.N. Worcester, D. Schermerhorn, M.P. Sternlieb, J.E. Goldenberg, and Z.T. Wilt, Minerals, 2, 100-117 (2012).
“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., pp. 63-94 (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).