Jeffry S. Nyman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CaliforniaM.S., Solid Mechanics, University of Memphis, Memphis, TennesseeB.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
Office Address
South Tower, Suite 4200
Medical Center East
Nashville, TN 37232-8774
Research Description
The goal of my work is to identify the determinants of bone fragility and understand how aging and disease affect these determinants. Ultimately, we want to lower the number of bone fractures associated with osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, and aging. There are promising anabolic treatments for osteoporosis, but little is known about the biological mechanisms that regulate the organization of bone tissue. The propensity to fracture does not just depend on bone mass, size, or density but also on the distribution of the bone tissue (structure) and the inherent quality of the bone matrix (bone quality). Therefore, we combine biomechanical and biological techniques to investigate the regulatory mechanisms involved in bone quality and to better understand how to treat diseases of the bone.
Research Keywords
Improve the ability of bone to resist fracture
Willett TL, Dapaah DY, Uppuganti S, Granke M, Nyman JS. Bone collagen network integrity and transverse fracture toughness of human cortical bone. Bone [print-electronic]. 2018 Oct 10/27/2018; PMID: 30394355, PII: S8756-3282(18)30404-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.10.024, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Lu S, McGough MAP, Shiels SM, Zienkiewicz KJ, Merkel AR, Vanderburgh JP, Nyman JS, Sterling JA, Tennent DJ, Wenke JC, Guelcher SA. Settable polymer/ceramic composite bone grafts stabilize weight-bearing tibial plateau slot defects and integrate with host bone in an ovine model. Biomaterials [print-electronic]. 2018 Oct; 179: 29-45. PMID: 29960822, PMCID: PMC6065109, PII: S0142-9612(18)30459-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.06.032, ISSN: 1878-5905.

Unal M, Uppuganti S, Leverant CJ, Creecy A, Granke M, Voziyan P, Nyman JS. Assessing glycation-mediated changes in human cortical bone with Raman spectroscopy. J Biophotonics [print-electronic]. 2018 Aug; 11(8): e201700352. PMID: 29575566, DOI: 10.1002/jbio.201700352, ISSN: 1864-0648.

Unal M, Creecy A, Nyman JS. The Role of Matrix Composition in the Mechanical Behavior of Bone. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2018 Jun; 16(3): 205-15. PMID: 29611037, PMCID: PMC5948175, PII: 10.1007/s11914-018-0433-0, DOI: 10.1007/s11914-018-0433-0, ISSN: 1544-2241.

Creecy A, Uppuganti S, Unal M, Clay Bunn R, Voziyan P, Nyman JS. Low bone toughness in the TallyHO model of juvenile type 2 diabetes does not worsen with age. Bone [print-electronic]. 2018 May; 110: 204-14. PMID: 29438824, PMCID: PMC5878744, PII: S8756-3282(18)30064-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.02.005, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Yuasa M, Saito M, Molina C, Moore-Lotridge SN, Benvenuti MA, Mignemi NA, Okawa A, Yoshii T, Schwartz HS, Nyman JS, Schoenecker JG. Unexpected timely fracture union in matrix metalloproteinase 9 deficient mice. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13(5): e0198088. PMID: 29851987, PMCID: PMC5978876, PII: PONE-D-17-42732, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198088, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Nyman JS, Kalaitzoglou E, Clay Bunn R, Uppuganti S, Thrailkill KM, Fowlkes JL. Preserving and restoring bone with continuous insulin infusion therapy in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes. Bone Rep. 2017 Dec; 7: 1-8. PMID: 28736738, PMCID: PMC5508511, PII: S2352-1872(17)30019-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.bonr.2017.07.001, ISSN: 2352-1872.

Mitra D, Fatakdawala H, Nguyen-Truong M, Creecy A, Nyman J, Marcu L, Leach JK. Detection of Pentosidine Cross-Links in Cell-Secreted Decellularized Matrices Using Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy. ACS Biomater Sci Eng [print-electronic]. 2017 Sep 9/11/2017; 3(9): 1944-54. PMID: 28944287, PMCID: PMC5604893, DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00029, ISSN: 2373-9878.

Harlow L, Sahbani K, Nyman JS, Cardozo CP, Bauman WA, Tawfeek HA. Daily parathyroid hormone administration enhances bone turnover and preserves bone structure after severe immobilization-induced bone loss. Physiol Rep [print-electronic]. 2017 Sep; 5(18): PMID: 28963125, PMCID: PMC5617932, PII: 5/18/e13446, DOI: 10.14814/phy2.13446, ISSN: 2051-817X.

Manhard MK, Harkins KD, Gochberg DF, Nyman JS, Does MD. 30-Second bound and pore water concentration mapping of cortical bone using 2D UTE with optimized half-pulses. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan 1/16/2017; PMID: 28090655, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26605, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Makowski AJ, Granke M, Ayala OD, Uppuganti S, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Nyman JS. Applying Full Spectrum Analysis to a Raman Spectroscopic Assessment of Fracture Toughness of Human Cortical Bone. Appl Spectrosc [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan 1/1/2017; 3702817718149. PMID: 28708001, PMCID: PMC5561524, DOI: 10.1177/0003702817718149, ISSN: 1943-3530.

Diez-Perez A, Bouxsein ML, Eriksen EF, Khosla S, Nyman JS, Papapoulos S, Tang SY. Technical note: Recommendations for a standard procedure to assess cortical bone at the tissue-level in vivo using impact microindentation. Bone Rep [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 5: 181-5. PMID: 27975078, PMCID: PMC5152622, DOI: 10.1016/j.bonr.2016.07.004.

Thrailkill KM, Nyman JS, Bunn RC, Uppuganti S, Thompson KL, Lumpkin CK, Kalaitzoglou E, Fowlkes JL. The impact of SGLT2 inhibitors, compared with insulin, on diabetic bone disease in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes. Bone [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct 10/28/2016; PMID: 27989651, PII: S8756-3282(16)30323-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.10.026, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Manhard MK, Nyman JS, Does MD. Advances in imaging approaches to fracture risk evaluation. Transl Res [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct 10/17/2016; PMID: 27816505, PII: S1931-5244(16)30253-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.trsl.2016.09.006, ISSN: 1878-1810.

Nyman JS, Merkel AR, Uppuganti S, Nayak B, Rowland B, Makowski AJ, Oyajobi BO, Sterling JA. Combined treatment with a transforming growth factor beta inhibitor (1D11) and bortezomib improves bone architecture in a mouse model of myeloma-induced bone disease. Bone [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 91: 81-91. PMID: 27423464, PMCID: PMC4996753, PII: S8756-3282(16)30187-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.07.007, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Granke M, Makowski AJ, Uppuganti S, Nyman JS. Prevalent role of porosity and osteonal area over mineralization heterogeneity in the fracture toughness of human cortical bone. J Biomech [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep 9/6/2016; 49(13): 2748-55. PMID: 27344202, PMCID: PMC5056137, PII: S0021-9290(16)30667-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.06.009, ISSN: 1873-2380.

Creecy A, Uppuganti S, Merkel AR, O'Neal D, Makowski AJ, Granke M, Voziyan P, Nyman JS. Changes in the Fracture Resistance of Bone with the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes in the ZDSD Rat. Calcif. Tissue Int [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep; 99(3): 289-301. PMID: 27209312, PMCID: PMC4961536, PII: 10.1007/s00223-016-0149-z, DOI: 10.1007/s00223-016-0149-z, ISSN: 1432-0827.

Uppuganti S, Granke M, Manhard MK, Does MD, Perrien DS, Lee DH, Nyman JS. Differences in sensitivity to microstructure between cyclic- and impact-based microindentation of human cortical bone. J. Orthop. Res [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug 8/11/2016; PMID: 27513922, DOI: 10.1002/jor.23392, ISSN: 1554-527X.

Nyman JS, Granke M, Singleton RC, Pharr GM. Tissue-Level Mechanical Properties of Bone Contributing to Fracture Risk. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2016 Aug; 14(4): 138-50. PMID: 27263108, PMCID: PMC4927361, PII: 10.1007/s11914-016-0314-3, DOI: 10.1007/s11914-016-0314-3, ISSN: 1544-2241.

Manhard MK, Uppuganti S, Granke M, Gochberg DF, Nyman JS, Does MD. MRI-derived bound and pore water concentrations as predictors of fracture resistance. Bone [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar 3/16/2016; 87: 1-10. PMID: 26993059, PII: S8756-3282(16)30066-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.03.007, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Uppuganti S, Granke M, Makowski AJ, Does MD, Nyman JS. Age-related changes in the fracture resistance of male Fischer F344 rat bone. Bone [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb; 83: 220-32. PMID: 26610688, PMCID: PMC4724327, PII: S8756-3282(15)00410-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.11.009, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Thrailkill KM, Clay Bunn R, Nyman JS, Rettiganti MR, Cockrell GE, Wahl EC, Uppuganti S, Lumpkin CK, Fowlkes JL. SGLT2 inhibitor therapy improves blood glucose but does not prevent diabetic bone disease in diabetic DBA/2J male mice. Bone [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan; 82: 101-7. PMID: 26211996, PMCID: PMC4679447, PII: S8756-3282(15)00299-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.07.025, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Harmata AJ, Uppuganti S, Granke M, Guelcher SA, Nyman JS. Compressive fatigue and fracture toughness behavior of injectable, settable bone cements. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater [print-electronic]. 2015 Nov; 51: 345-55. PMID: 26282077, PMCID: PMC4581977, PII: S1751-6161(15)00268-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.07.027, ISSN: 1878-0180.

Newman CL, Creecy A, Granke M, Nyman JS, Tian N, Hammond MA, Wallace JM, Brown DM, Chen N, Moe SM, Allen MR. Raloxifene improves skeletal properties in an animal model of cystic chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct 10/21/2015; PMID: 26489025, PII: S0085-2538(15)00038-1, DOI: 10.1038/ki.2015.315, ISSN: 1523-1755.

Manhard MK, Horch RA, Gochberg DF, Nyman JS, Does MD. In Vivo Quantitative MR Imaging of Bound and Pore Water in Cortical Bone. Radiology [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 277(1): 221-9. PMID: 26020434, PMCID: PMC4613881, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2015140336, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Granke M, Does MD, Nyman JS. The Role of Water Compartments in the Material Properties of Cortical Bone. Calcif. Tissue Int [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 97(3): 292-307. PMID: 25783011, PMCID: PMC4526331, DOI: 10.1007/s00223-015-9977-5, ISSN: 1432-0827.

Yoshii T, Nyman JS, Yuasa M, Esparza JM, Okawa A, Gutierrez GE. Local application of a proteasome inhibitor enhances fracture healing in rats. J. Orthop. Res [print-electronic]. 2015 Aug; 33(8): 1197-204. PMID: 25683968, DOI: 10.1002/jor.22849, ISSN: 1554-527X.

Granke M, Makowski AJ, Uppuganti S, Does MD, Nyman JS. Identifying Novel Clinical Surrogates to Assess Human Bone Fracture Toughness. J. Bone Miner. Res [print-electronic]. 2015 Jul; 30(7): 1290-300. PMID: 25639628, PMCID: PMC4478129, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2452, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Intini G, Nyman JS. Dkk1 haploinsufficiency requires expression of Bmp2 for bone anabolic activity. Bone [print-electronic]. 2015 Jun; 75: 151-60. PMID: 25603465, PMCID: PMC4387090, PII: S8756-3282(15)00012-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.01.008, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Nyman JS, Uppuganti S, Makowski AJ, Rowland BJ, Merkel AR, Sterling JA, Bredbenner TL, Perrien DS. Predicting mouse vertebra strength with micro-computed tomography-derived finite element analysis. Bonekey Rep. 2015; 4: 664. PMID: 25908967, PMCID: PMC4407510, DOI: 10.1038/bonekey.2015.31, ISSN: 2047-6396.

Fowlkes JL, Nyman JS, Bunn RC, Cockrell GE, Wahl EC, Rettiganti MR, Lumpkin CK, Thrailkill KM. Effects of long-term doxycycline on bone quality and strength in diabetic male DBA/2J mice. Bone Rep. 2015 Jan; 1: 16-9. PMID: 25685827, PMCID: PMC4324548, DOI: 10.1016/j.bonr.2014.10.001, ISSN: 2352-1872.

de la Croix Ndong J, Stevens DM, Vignaux G, Uppuganti S, Perrien DS, Yang X, Nyman JS, Harth E, Elefteriou F. Combined MEK inhibition and BMP2 treatment promotes osteoblast differentiation and bone healing in Nf1Osx -/- mice. J. Bone Miner. Res. 2015 Jan; 30(1): 55-63. PMID: 25043591, PMCID: PMC4280331, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2316, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Yuasa M, Mignemi NA, Barnett JV, Cates JM, Nyman JS, Okawa A, Yoshii T, Schwartz HS, Stutz CM, Schoenecker JG. The temporal and spatial development of vascularity in a healing displaced fracture. Bone [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 67: 208-21. PMID: 25016962, PII: S8756-3282(14)00253-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2014.07.002, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Granke M, Coulmier A, Uppuganti S, Gaddy JA, Does MD, Nyman JS. Insights into reference point indentation involving human cortical bone: sensitivity to tissue anisotropy and mechanical behavior. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater [print-electronic]. 2014 Sep; 37: 174-85. PMID: 24929851, PMCID: PMC4112765, PII: S1751-6161(14)00141-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.05.016, ISSN: 1878-0180.

de la Croix Ndong J, Makowski AJ, Uppuganti S, Vignaux G, Ono K, Perrien DS, Joubert S, Baglio SR, Granchi D, Stevenson DA, Rios JJ, Nyman JS, Elefteriou F. Asfotase-a improves bone growth, mineralization and strength in mouse models of neurofibromatosis type-1. Nat. Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug; 20(8): 904-10. PMID: 24997609, PMCID: PMC4126855, PII: nm.3583, DOI: 10.1038/nm.3583, ISSN: 1546-170X.

Cole HA, Ohba T, Nyman JS, Hirotaka H, Cates JM, Flick MJ, Degen JL, Schoenecker JG. Fibrin accumulation secondary to loss of plasmin-mediated fibrinolysis drives inflammatory osteoporosis in mice. Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.). 2014 Aug; 66(8): 2222-33. PMID: 24664548, PMCID: PMC4474376, DOI: 10.1002/art.38639, ISSN: 2326-5205.

Manhard MK, Horch RA, Harkins KD, Gochberg DF, Nyman JS, Does MD. Validation of quantitative bound- and pore-water imaging in cortical bone. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun; 71(6): 2166-71. PMID: 23878027, PMCID: PMC3899101, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.24870, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Makowski AJ, Uppuganti S, Wadeer SA, Whitehead JM, Rowland BJ, Granke M, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Yang X, Nyman JS. The loss of activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) reduces bone toughness and fracture toughness. Bone [print-electronic]. 2014 May; 62: 1-9. PMID: 24509412, PMCID: PMC3992706, PII: S8756-3282(14)00023-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2014.01.021, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Makowski AJ, Pence IJ, Uppuganti S, Zein-Sabatto A, Huszagh MC, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Nyman JS. Polarization in Raman spectroscopy helps explain bone brittleness in genetic mouse models. J Biomed Opt. 2014; 19(11): 117008. PMID: 25402627, PMCID: PMC4240742, PII: 1937563, DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.11.117008, ISSN: 1560-2281.

Lin Y, Murray MA, Garrett IR, Gutierrez GE, Nyman JS, Mundy G, Fast D, Gellenbeck KW, Chandra A, Ramakrishnan S. A targeted approach for evaluating preclinical activity of botanical extracts for support of bone health. J Nutr Sci. 2014; 3: e13. PMID: 25191605, PMCID: PMC4153014, PII: 00005, DOI: 10.1017/jns.2014.5, ISSN: 2048-6790.

Thrailkill K, Bunn RC, Lumpkin C, Wahl E, Cockrell G, Morris L, Kahn CR, Fowlkes J, Nyman JS. Loss of insulin receptor in osteoprogenitor cells impairs structural strength of bone. J Diabetes Res [print-electronic]. 2014; 2014: 703589. PMID: 24963495, PMCID: PMC4052184, DOI: 10.1155/2014/703589, ISSN: 2314-6753.

Ding H, Nyman JS, Sterling JA, Perrien DS, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Bi X. Development of Raman spectral markers to assess metastatic bone in breast cancer. J Biomed Opt. 2014; 19(11): 111606. PMID: 24933683, PMCID: PMC4059340, PII: 1882987, DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.11.111606, ISSN: 1560-2281.

Newman CL, Moe SM, Chen NX, Hammond MA, Wallace JM, Nyman JS, Allen MR. Cortical bone mechanical properties are altered in an animal model of progressive chronic kidney disease. PLoS ONE. 2014; 9(6): e99262. PMID: 24911162, PMCID: PMC4049798, PII: PONE-D-14-13865, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099262, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Cole HA, Ohba T, Ichikawa J, Nyman JS, Cates JM, Haro H, Schwartz HS, Schoenecker JG. Micro-computed tomography derived anisotropy detects tumor provoked deviations in bone in an orthotopic osteosarcoma murine model. PLoS ONE. 2014; 9(6): e97381. PMID: 24892952, PMCID: PMC4043681, PII: PONE-D-14-04672, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097381, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Fowlkes JL, Nyman JS, Bunn RC, Jo C, Wahl EC, Liu L, Cockrell GE, Morris LM, Lumpkin CK, Thrailkill KM. Osteo-promoting effects of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes. Bone [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov; 57(1): 36-40. PMID: 23886838, PMCID: PMC3789626, PII: S8756-3282(13)00279-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2013.07.017, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Ma Y, Krueger JJ, Redmon SN, Uppuganti S, Nyman JS, Hahn MK, Elefteriou F. Extracellular norepinephrine clearance by the norepinephrine transporter is required for skeletal homeostasis. J. Biol. Chem [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct 10/18/2013; 288(42): 30105-13. PMID: 24005671, PMCID: PMC3798479, PII: M113.481309, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.481309, ISSN: 1083-351X.

Bi X, Sterling JA, Merkel AR, Perrien DS, Nyman JS, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Prostate cancer metastases alter bone mineral and matrix composition independent of effects on bone architecture in mice--a quantitative study using microCT and Raman spectroscopy. Bone [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 56(2): 454-60. PMID: 23867219, PMCID: PMC3799839, PII: S8756-3282(13)00266-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2013.07.006, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Yang W, Guo D, Harris MA, Cui Y, Gluhak-Heinrich J, Wu J, Chen XD, Skinner C, Nyman JS, Edwards JR, Mundy GR, Lichtler A, Kream BE, Rowe DW, Kalajzic I, David V, Quarles DL, Villareal D, Scott G, Ray M, Liu S, Martin JF, Mishina Y, Harris SE. Bmp2 in osteoblasts of periosteum and trabecular bone links bone formation to vascularization and mesenchymal stem cells. J. Cell. Sci [print-electronic]. 2013 Sep 9/15/2013; 126(Pt 18): 4085-98. PMID: 23843612, PMCID: PMC3772385, PII: jcs.118596, DOI: 10.1242/jcs.118596, ISSN: 1477-9137.

Starnes JW, Neidre DB, Nyman JS, Roy A, Nelson MJ, Gutierrez G, Wang X. Synergistic effect of exercise and statins on femoral strength in rats. Exp. Gerontol [print-electronic]. 2013 Aug; 48(8): 751-5. PMID: 23628500, PII: S0531-5565(13)00105-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2013.04.007, ISSN: 1873-6815.

Anderson CN, Nyman JS, McCullough KA, Song Y, Uppuganti S, O'Neill KR, Anderson AF, Dunn WR. Biomechanical evaluation of physeal-sparing fixation methods in tibial eminence fractures. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Jul; 41(7): 1586-94. PMID: 23690259, PII: 0363546513488505, DOI: 10.1177/0363546513488505, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Nyman JS, Gorochow LE, Adam Horch R, Uppuganti S, Zein-Sabatto A, Manhard MK, Does MD. Partial removal of pore and loosely bound water by low-energy drying decreases cortical bone toughness in young and old donors. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater [print-electronic]. 2013 Jun; 22: 136-45. PMID: 23631897, PMCID: PMC3655090, PII: S1751-6161(12)00226-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.08.013, ISSN: 1878-0180.

Makowski AJ, Patil CA, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Nyman JS. Polarization control of Raman spectroscopy optimizes the assessment of bone tissue. J Biomed Opt. 2013 May; 18(5): 55005. PMID: 23708192, PMCID: PMC3662990, PII: 1691681, DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.5.055005, ISSN: 1560-2281.

Edwards JR, Perrien DS, Fleming N, Nyman JS, Ono K, Connelly L, Moore MM, Lwin ST, Yull FE, Mundy GR, Elefteriou F. Silent information regulator (Sir)T1 inhibits NF-¿B signaling to maintain normal skeletal remodeling. J. Bone Miner. Res. 2013 Apr; 28(4): 960-9. PMID: 23172686, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.1824, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Cole HA, Yuasa M, Hawley G, Cates JM, Nyman JS, Schoenecker JG. Differential development of the distal and proximal femoral epiphysis and physis in mice. Bone [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 52(1): 337-46. PMID: 23079139, PII: S8756-3282(12)01319-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2012.10.011, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Horch RA, Gochberg DF, Nyman JS, Does MD. Clinically compatible MRI strategies for discriminating bound and pore water in cortical bone. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 68(6): 1774-84. PMID: 22294340, PMCID: PMC3357454, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.24186, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Lian N, Lin T, Liu W, Wang W, Li L, Sun S, Nyman JS, Yang X. Transforming growth factor ß suppresses osteoblast differentiation via the vimentin activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) axis. J. Biol. Chem [print-electronic]. 2012 Oct 10/19/2012; 287(43): 35975-84. PMID: 22952236, PMCID: PMC3476265, PII: M112.372458, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.372458, ISSN: 1083-351X.

O'Neill KR, Stutz CM, Mignemi NA, Cole H, Murry MR, Nyman JS, Hamm H, Schoenecker JG. Fracture healing in protease-activated receptor-2 deficient mice. J. Orthop. Res [print-electronic]. 2012 Aug; 30(8): 1271-6. PMID: 22247070, DOI: 10.1002/jor.22071, ISSN: 1554-527X.

Nyman JS, Makowski AJ. The contribution of the extracellular matrix to the fracture resistance of bone. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2012 Jun; 10(2): 169-77. PMID: 22527725, DOI: 10.1007/s11914-012-0101-8, ISSN: 1544-2241.

O'Neill KR, Stutz CM, Mignemi NA, Burns MC, Murry MR, Nyman JS, Schoenecker JG. Micro-computed tomography assessment of the progression of fracture healing in mice. Bone [print-electronic]. 2012 Jun; 50(6): 1357-67. PMID: 22453081, PII: S8756-3282(12)00726-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2012.03.008, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Wang W, Nyman JS, Ono K, Stevenson DA, Yang X, Elefteriou F. Mice lacking Nf1 in osteochondroprogenitor cells display skeletal dysplasia similar to patients with neurofibromatosis type I. Hum. Mol. Genet [print-electronic]. 2011 Oct 10/15/2011; 20(20): 3910-24. PMID: 21757497, PMCID: PMC3177652, PII: ddr310, DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddr310, ISSN: 1460-2083.

Nyman JS, Makowski AJ, Patil CA, Masui TP, O'Quinn EC, Bi X, Guelcher SA, Nicollela DP, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Measuring differences in compositional properties of bone tissue by confocal Raman spectroscopy. Calcif. Tissue Int [print-electronic]. 2011 Aug; 89(2): 111-22. PMID: 21597909, PMCID: PMC4471954, DOI: 10.1007/s00223-011-9497-x, ISSN: 1432-0827.

Nyman JS, Lynch CC, Perrien DS, Thiolloy S, O'Quinn EC, Patil CA, Bi X, Pharr GM, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Mundy GR. Differential effects between the loss of MMP-2 and MMP-9 on structural and tissue-level properties of bone. J. Bone Miner. Res. 2011 Jun; 26(6): 1252-60. PMID: 21611966, PMCID: PMC3312757, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.326, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Ma Y, Nyman JS, Tao H, Moss HH, Yang X, Elefteriou F. ß2-Adrenergic receptor signaling in osteoblasts contributes to the catabolic effect of glucocorticoids on bone. Endocrinology [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 152(4): 1412-22. PMID: 21266510, PMCID: PMC3060633, PII: en.2010-0881, DOI: 10.1210/en.2010-0881, ISSN: 1945-7170.

Nyman JS, Even JL, Jo CH, Herbert EG, Murry MR, Cockrell GE, Wahl EC, Bunn RC, Lumpkin CK, Fowlkes JL, Thrailkill KM. Increasing duration of type 1 diabetes perturbs the strength-structure relationship and increases brittleness of bone. Bone [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr 4/1/2011; 48(4): 733-40. PMID: 21185416, PMCID: PMC3062641, PII: S8756-3282(10)02113-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2010.12.016, ISSN: 1873-2763.

Bi X, Patil CA, Lynch CC, Pharr GM, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Nyman JS. Raman and mechanical properties correlate at whole bone- and tissue-levels in a genetic mouse model. J Biomech [print-electronic]. 2011 Jan 1/11/2011; 44(2): 297-303. PMID: 21035119, PMCID: PMC3019269, PII: S0021-9290(10)00561-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.10.009, ISSN: 1873-2380.

Horch RA, Gochberg DF, Nyman JS, Does MD. Non-invasive predictors of human cortical bone mechanical properties: T(2)-discriminated H NMR compared with high resolution X-ray. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6(1): e16359. PMID: 21283693, PMCID: PMC3025007, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016359, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Patil CA, Kalkman J, Faber DJ, Nyman JS, van Leeuwen TG, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Integrated system for combined Raman spectroscopy-spectral domain optical coherence tomography. J Biomed Opt. 2011 Jan; 16(1): 11007. PMID: 21280894, PMCID: PMC3030611, DOI: 10.1117/1.3520132, ISSN: 1560-2281.

Biswas S, Nyman JS, Alvarez J, Chakrabarti A, Ayres A, Sterling J, Edwards J, Rana T, Johnson R, Perrien DS, Lonning S, Shyr Y, Matrisian LM, Mundy GR. Anti-transforming growth factor ß antibody treatment rescues bone loss and prevents breast cancer metastasis to bone. PLoS ONE [print-electronic]. 2011; 6(11): e27090. PMID: 22096521, PMCID: PMC3214031, PII: PONE-D-11-14957, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027090, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Edwards JR, Nyman JS, Lwin ST, Moore MM, Esparza J, O'Quinn EC, Hart AJ, Biswas S, Patil CA, Lonning S, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Mundy GR. Inhibition of TGF-ß signaling by 1D11 antibody treatment increases bone mass and quality in vivo. J. Bone Miner. Res. 2010 Nov; 25(11): 2419-26. PMID: 20499365, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.139, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Horch RA, Nyman JS, Gochberg DF, Dortch RD, Does MD. Characterization of 1H NMR signal in human cortical bone for magnetic resonance imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Sep; 64(3): 680-7. PMID: 20806375, PMCID: PMC2933073, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.22459, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Yoshii T, Hafeman AE, Nyman JS, Esparza JM, Shinomiya K, Spengler DM, Mundy GR, Gutierrez GE, Guelcher SA. A sustained release of lovastatin from biodegradable, elastomeric polyurethane scaffolds for enhanced bone regeneration. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Jul; 16(7): 2369-79. PMID: 20205517, DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2009.0585, ISSN: 1937-335X.

Wang W, Nyman JS, Moss HE, Gutierrez G, Mundy GR, Yang X, Elefteriou F. Local low-dose lovastatin delivery improves the bone-healing defect caused by Nf1 loss of function in osteoblasts. J. Bone Miner. Res. 2010 Jul; 25(7): 1658-67. PMID: 20200958, PMCID: PMC3154004, DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.42, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Dumas JE, Davis T, Holt GE, Yoshii T, Perrien DS, Nyman JS, Boyce T, Guelcher SA. Synthesis, characterization, and remodeling of weight-bearing allograft bone/polyurethane composites in the rabbit. Acta Biomater [print-electronic]. 2010 Jul; 6(7): 2394-406. PMID: 20109586, PII: S1742-7061(10)00041-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.01.030, ISSN: 1878-7568.

Li B, Yoshii T, Hafeman AE, Nyman JS, Wenke JC, Guelcher SA. The effects of rhBMP-2 released from biodegradable polyurethane/microsphere composite scaffolds on new bone formation in rat femora. Biomaterials [print-electronic]. 2009 Dec; 30(35): 6768-79. PMID: 19762079, PII: S0142-9612(09)00900-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.08.038, ISSN: 1878-5905.

Nyman JS, Leng H, Dong XN, Wang X. Differences in the mechanical behavior of cortical bone between compression and tension when subjected to progressive loading. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater [print-electronic]. 2009 Dec; 2(6): 613-9. PMID: 19716106, PMCID: PMC2736133, PII: S1751-6161(08)00112-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2008.11.008, ISSN: 1878-0180.

Silva MJ, Brodt MD, Lynch MA, McKenzie JA, Tanouye KM, Nyman JS, Wang X. Type 1 diabetes in young rats leads to progressive trabecular bone loss, cessation of cortical bone growth, and diminished whole bone strength and fatigue life. J. Bone Miner. Res. 2009 Sep; 24(9): 1618-27. PMID: 19338453, PMCID: PMC2730931, DOI: 10.1359/jbmr.090316, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Nyman JS, Munoz S, Jadhav S, Mansour A, Yoshii T, Mundy GR, Gutierrez GE. Quantitative measures of femoral fracture repair in rats derived by micro-computed tomography. J Biomech [print-electronic]. 2009 May 5/11/2009; 42(7): 891-7. PMID: 19281987, PII: S0021-9290(09)00041-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2009.01.016, ISSN: 1873-2380.

Nyman JS, Roy A, Reyes MJ, Wang X. Mechanical behavior of human cortical bone in cycles of advancing tensile strain for two age groups. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 May; 89(2): 521-9. PMID: 18437693, PMCID: PMC2661357, DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.31974, ISSN: 1552-4965.

Gutierrez GE, Edwards JR, Garrett IR, Nyman JS, McCluskey B, Rossini G, Flores A, Neidre DB, Mundy GR. Transdermal lovastatin enhances fracture repair in rats. J. Bone Miner. Res. 2008 Nov; 23(11): 1722-30. PMID: 18597639, PMCID: PMC2685484, DOI: 10.1359/jbmr.080603, ISSN: 1523-4681.

Lewis G, Nyman JS. The use of nanoindentation for characterizing the properties of mineralized hard tissues: state-of-the art review. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B Appl. Biomater. 2008 Oct; 87(1): 286-301. PMID: 18395829, DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.31092, ISSN: 1552-4981.

Nyman JS, Ni Q, Nicolella DP, Wang X. Measurements of mobile and bound water by nuclear magnetic resonance correlate with mechanical properties of bone. Bone [print-electronic]. 2008 Jan; 42(1): 193-9. PMID: 17964874, PMCID: PMC2275807, PII: S8756-3282(07)00689-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2007.09.049, ISSN: 8756-3282.

Nyman JS, Roy A, Tyler JH, Acuna RL, Gayle HJ, Wang X. Age-related factors affecting the postyield energy dissipation of human cortical bone. J. Orthop. Res. 2007 May; 25(5): 646-55. PMID: 17266142, PMCID: PMC1994146, DOI: 10.1002/jor.20337, ISSN: 0736-0266.

Wang X, Nyman JS. A novel approach to assess post-yield energy dissipation of bone in tension. J Biomech. 2007; 40(3): 674-7. PMID: 16545820, PMCID: PMC1847579, PII: S0021-9290(06)00049-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.02.002, ISSN: 0021-9290.

Nyman JS, Roy A, Acuna RL, Gayle HJ, Reyes MJ, Tyler JH, Dean DD, Wang X. Age-related effect on the concentration of collagen crosslinks in human osteonal and interstitial bone tissue. Bone [print-electronic]. 2006 Dec; 39(6): 1210-7. PMID: 16962838, PMCID: PMC1847577, PII: S8756-3282(06)00580-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2006.06.026, ISSN: 8756-3282.

Nyman JS, Roy A, Shen X, Acuna RL, Tyler JH, Wang X. The influence of water removal on the strength and toughness of cortical bone. J Biomech. 2006; 39(5): 931-8. PMID: 16488231, PMCID: PMC1941695, PII: S0021-9290(05)00064-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.01.012, ISSN: 0021-9290.

Nyman JS, Rodrigo JJ, Hazelwood SJ, Yeh OC, Martin RB. Predictions on preserving bone mass in knee arthroplasty with bisphosphonates. J Arthroplasty. 2006 Jan; 21(1): 106-13. PMID: 16446194, PII: S0883-5403(05)00135-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2005.02.014, ISSN: 0883-5403.

Nyman JS, Reyes M, Wang X. Effect of ultrastructural changes on the toughness of bone. Micron [print-electronic]. 2005; 36(7-8): 566-82. PMID: 16169742, PII: S0968-4328(05)00107-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2005.07.004, ISSN: 0968-4328.

Nyman JS, Yeh OC, Hazelwood SJ, Martin RB. A theoretical analysis of long-term bisphosphonate effects on trabecular bone volume and microdamage. Bone. 2004 Jul; 35(1): 296-305. PMID: 15207770, PII: S8756328204001115, DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2004.03.007, ISSN: 8756-3282.

Nyman JS, Hazelwood SJ, Rodrigo JJ, Martin RB, Yeh OC. Long stemmed total knee arthroplasty with interlocking screws: a computational bone adaptation study. J. Orthop. Res. 2004 Jan; 22(1): 51-7. PMID: 14656659, PII: S0736026603001591, DOI: 10.1016/S0736-0266(03)00159-1, ISSN: 0736-0266.

Rodrigo JJ, Hazelwood SJ, Farver TB, Nyman JS. Total knee replacement with interlocking stems: a preliminary report. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2001 Nov; (392): 139-46. PMID: 11716375, ISSN: 0009-921X.

Lewis G, Nyman JS. Toward standardization of methods of determination of fracture properties of acrylic bone cement and statistical analysis of test results. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 2000; 53(6): 748-68. PMID: 11074435, PII: 10.1002/1097-4636(2000)53:6<748::AID-JBM18>3.0.CO;2-Z, ISSN: 0021-9304.

Lewis G, Nyman JS. A new method of determining the J-integral fracture toughness of very tough polymers: application to ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 1999; 9(4): 289-301. PMID: 10847969, ISSN: 1050-6934.

Lewis G, Nyman JS, Trieu HH. A methodology for examining the plausibility of accelerated aging protocols for UHMWPE components. Biomed Mater Eng. 1998; 8(5-6): 285-98. PMID: 10081592, ISSN: 0959-2989.

Lewis G, Nyman JS, Trieu HH. Effect of mixing method on selected properties of acrylic bone cement. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 1997; 38(3): 221-8. PMID: 9283967, PII: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4636(199723)38:3<221::AID-JBM6>3.0.CO;2-R, ISSN: 0021-9304.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 11/6/2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The postdoctoral researcher will work on projects to identify matrix-related factors that explain the diabetes- and age-related increase in fracture risk. Studies will involve analysis of cadaveric tissue as well as measurements from subjects. Applicants being sought have a PhD in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or material science, but those with dissertation research related to matrix biology or biochemistry will also be considered. Preference will be given to those with experience in hard tissue mechanics and/or bone imaging/spectroscopy (high-resolution qCT, UTE-MRI, and Raman spectroscopy).

The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Dr. Jeffry Nyman as well as research staff and students of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology. Expectations include working independently and efficiently, communicating clearly across multiple disciplines (engineering, imaging, and biology), preparing manuscripts, interacting with surgeons, and developing test protocols.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with future research plans, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to The Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab is situated between the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine and has strong connections with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center.