Faculty Information

Johanna Warshaw, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Molecular Pathobiology
Room 527 137 East 25th Street
E-mail: jw143@nyu.edu

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2007, PhD, Biological Anthropology, City University of New York

2001, MPhil, Biological Anthropology, City University of New York

1986, BFA, Graphic Design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Warshaw is an biological anthropologist with interests in bone microstructural variability in primates and other vertebrates, and how the study of bone in living species can be applied to interpretations of the life history, locomotion and evolutionary relationships among fossil taxa. Her research has included investigations of collagen fiber orientation, and primary and secondary bone tissue type distributions among primates. Dr. Warshaw directs the Quantitative Histomorphometry Core at NYU Dentistry. Dr. Warshaw is also interested in the science of learning, and best practices in teaching. She is a member of the NYU Dentistry Academy of Distinguished educators and is involved in curricular development and learning analytics research at NYU Dentistry. Current projects include 1) working with Biomaterials on the creation of a 3D printed model of the human pterygopalatine fossa for laboratory teaching purposes, 2) collaboration on the development of Cerego adaptive learning platform modules for an integrated dental board review course, and 3) the analysis of Cerego as a tool for teaching human gross anatomy.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

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Baker E, Warshaw J, Eds. Anatomy for dental medicine in your pocket. New York: Thieme, 2018.

He Z, Selvamurugan N, Warshaw J, Partridge NC. Pulsed electromagnetic fields inhibit human osteoclast formation and gene expression via osteoblasts. Bone 106:194-203, 2018.

Warshaw J, Bromage TG, Terranova CJ, Enlow DH. Collagen fiber orientation in primate long bones. The Anatomical Record, 300(7):1189-1207, 2017.

Warshaw J, Bromage TG, Terranova CJ, Enlow DH. Issue Cover. The Anatomical Record, 300(7):C1, 2017.

Lacruz AS, Bromage TG, O’Higgins P, Toro-Ibacache V, Warshaw J, Berger LR. Distinct growth of the the nasomaxillary complex in Au. sediba. Nature Scientific Reports, 5:15175, 2015.

Lacruz RS, Bromage TG, O’Higgins P, Warshaw J, Martinez I, Gracia-Tellez, A, Bermudez de Castro JM, Carbonell E. Ontogeny of the maxilla in Neanderthals and their ancestors. Nature Communications, 6:8996, 2015.

Bromage TG, Lacruz RS, Hogg R, Goldman HM, McFarlin SC, Warshaw J, Dirks W, Perez-Ochoa A, Smolyar I, Enlow DH, Boyde A. (2009) Lamellar bone is an incremental tissue reconciling enamel rhythms, body size, and organismal life history. Calcified Tissue International 84(5):388-404.

Warshaw J. (2008) Comparative primate bone microstructure: records of life history, function and phylogeny. In: Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology: A Tribute to Frederick S. Szalay (Sargis EJ & Dagosto M, eds.), Kluwer Academic: The Netherlands, pp 385-425.

Bromage TG, Goldman HM, McFarlin SC, Warshaw JW, Boyde A, Riggs CM. (2003) Circularly polarized light standards for investigations of collagen fiber orientation in bone. Anatomical Record (Part B: New Anatomist) 274B:157-168.