Chapters in Collections

  1. Zaslansky, P., Pedrini, G., Alexeenko, I., Osten, W., Friesem, A., Weiner, S., Shahar, R. Static and dynamic interferometric measurements used to determine mechanical properties of cortical bone, in Advances in Mechanics, edited by Carmine Pappalettere, pp. 76-77, McGraw-Hill, Milano, 2004.
  2. Zaslansky, P., Shahar, R. Whole organ deformation analysis by digital optical metrology methods. In: Biomineralization Handbook; Characterization of Biominerals and Biomimetic Materials, edited by Elaine DiMasi and Lauria B. Gower. Taylor and Francis, to be published: 2013 or 2014.


  1. Shahar, R. and Banks-Sills, L. (2004). A quasistatic three-dimensional, mathematical, three-body segment model of the canine knee. J. Biomech. 37:1849-1859.
  2. Shahar, R. and Milgram, J. (2005). Morphometric and anatomic study of the forelimb of the dog. J. Morph. 263: 107-117.
  3. Diamant Idit, Shahar R, and Gefen A., (2005). How to select the elastic modulus for cancellous bone in patient-specific continuum models of the spine?. Med. Biol. Eng. Comp. 43: 465-472.
  4. Sharir, A., Milgram. J., and Shahar, R.. (2006). Structural and functional anatomy of the neck musculature of the dog (Canis familiaris). J. Anat. 208: 331-351.
  5. Zaslanski, P., Shahar, R., Barak, M., Friesem, A.A., and. Weiner, S. (2006). Tooth and bone deformation: structure and material – properties by ESPI. Proc. SPIE 6341, 634109.
  6. Zaslansky, P., Shahar, R., Friesem, AA and Weiner, S. (2006). Relations between shape, materials properties, and function in biological materials using laser speckle interferometry: In situ tooth deformation. Adv. Funct. Mater. 16: 1925-1936.
  7. Shahar, R., Zaslanski, P., Barak, M., Friesem, A.A., Currey, J.D. and. Weiner, S. (2006). Anisotropic Poisson's ratio and compression modulus of cortical bone determined by speckle interferometry. J. Biomech. 40: 252-264.
  8. Diamant, I., Shahar, R., Masharawi, Y, and Gefen, A. (2007). A Method for Patient-Specific Evaluation of Vertebral Cancellous Bone Strength: In Vitro Validation. Clinical Biomechanics. 22: 282-293;
  9. Shahar, R. and Weiner, S. (2007). Insights into whole bone and tooth function using optical metrology. J. Mater. Sci. 42: 8919-8933;
  10. Harel, Y., Shahar, R. Wolf, S. (2007). Specific role of LeMAN2 in the control of seed germination exposed by overexpression of the LeMAN3 gene in tomato plants. Planta. 227; 199-209;
  11. Sharir, A., Barak, M.M., Shahar, R. (2007). Whole bone mechanics and mechanical testing. The Vet J. 177: 8-17.
  12. Barak, M.M, Currey, J.D., Weiner, S., Shahar, R. (2008) Are tensile and compressive Young’s moduli of compact bone different? J. Mech. Behavior Biomed. Mater. 2:51-60.
  13. Barak, M.M., Weiner, S., Shahar, R. (2008) Importance of the Integrity of Trabecular Bone to the Relationship between Load and Deformation of Rat Femora: An Optical Metrology Study. J. Mater Chem. 18: 3855-3864.
  14. Reich, A., Sharir, A., Zelzer, E., Hacker, L., Monsonego-Ornan, E., Shahar, R. (2008) The effect of weight loading and subsequent unloading on the post-natal skeleton. Bone. 43:766-74.
  15. Krauss, S., Monsonego-Ornan, E., Zelzer, E., Fratzl, P., Shahar, R. (2009) Mechanical function of a complex three-dimensional suture joining the bony elements in the shell of the red-eared slider turtle. Adv. Mater. 21: 407–12.
  16. Barak, M.M., Sharir, A., Shahar, R. (2009). Optical metrology methods for mechanical testing of whole bones. The Vet J. 180:7-14.
  17. Lev-Tov Chatach, N., Shahar, R., Weiner, S. (2009) Design Strategy of Minipig Molars Using Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI): Comparison of Deformation under Load between the Tooth-Mandible Complex and the Isolated Tooth. Adv. Mater. 21:413-21.
  18. Amit, T., Gomberg, B.R., Milgram, J., Shahar, R. (2009). Segmental inertial properties in dogs determined by magnetic resonance imaging. The Vet J. (In press)
  19. Lev Tov-Chatach, N., Sharir, A., Weiner, S., and Shahar, R.. (2009). Determining the elastic modulus of mouse cortical bone using electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) and micro computed tomography: A new approach for characterizing small-bone material properties. Bone 45: 84-90.
  20. Barak, M.M., Geiger, S., Chattah, N., Shahar, R., Weiner, S. (2009). Enamel dictates whole tooth deformation: a finite element model study validated by an optical method. J. Struc. Biol. 168: 511-520.
  21. Shipov, A., Sharir, A., Milgram, J., Monsonego-Ornan, E., Shahar, R. (2010). The influence of severe and prolonged exercise restriction on the mechanical and structural properties of bone: an avian model. The Vet J 183: 153-160.
  22. Barak, M.M., Weiner, S., Shahar, R. (2010). The contribution of trabecular bone to the stiffness and strength of rat lumbar vertebrae. Spine. 35: E1153-E1159. 2.62
  23. Kreschnizky, M.,Wagermaier, W., Roschger, P., Seto, J., Shahar, R., Duda, G.N.; Mundlos, S., Peter Fratzl, P. (2010) The organization of the osteocyte network mirrors the extracellular matrix orientation in bone. J. Struc. Biol. 173: 303-311. 3.67
  24. Bar-El Dadon S., Shahar, R., Katalan, K., Monsonego-Ornan, E., Reifen, R. (2010) Leptin administration affects growth and skeletal development in a rat intrauterine growth restriction model. Nutrition 27: 973-977.
  25. Lev Tov-Chattah, N., Kupczik, K, Shahar, R., Hublin, J.J, Weiner. (2011). Structure-function relations of primate lower incisors: a study of the deformation of Macaca mulatta dentition using electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI). J. Anat. 218: 87-95.
  26. Idelevich, A., Kerschnitzki, M., Shahar, R. Monsonego Ornan, E. (2011). 1,25(OH)2D3 alters growth plate maturation and bone architecture in young rats with normal renal function. PLOS One 6: e20772.
  27. Sharir, A., Stern, T., Rot, C., Shahar, R., Zelzer, E. (2011) Muscle force regulates bone shaping for optimal load-bearing capacity during embryogenesis. Development 138: 3247-3259.
  28. Shahar, R., Lucas, C., Papo, S., Dunlop J. W.C., Weinkamer, R. (2011). Characterization of the spatial arrangement of secondary osteons in the diaphysis of equine and canine long bones. Anatomical Record. 294:1093-1102.
  29. Sharir, A., Israeli, D., Milgram, J., Monsonego-Ornan, E., Currey, J.D., Shahar, R. (2011). The canine baculum: the structure and mechanical properties of an unusual bone. Journal of Structural Biology. 175: 451-456. 3.67
  30. Jimenez-Palomar, I., Shipov, A., Shahar, R., Barber, A. (2012). Influence of SEM vacuum on bone micromechanics using in situ AFM. J. Mech. Behavior Biomed. Mater. 5: 149-155.
  31. Naveh, G., Shahar, R., Brumfeld, V., Weiner, S. (2012) Tooth Movements are Guided by Specific Contact Areas Between the Tooth Root and the Jaw Bone: a 3D Micro-CT Study of the Rat Molar. Journal of Structural Biology. 177: 477-483.
  32. Torchinsky, A., Mizrahi, L., Savion, S., Shahar, R., Toder, V., Kobyliansky, E. (2012). Bone loss in adult offspring induced by low-dose exposure to teratogens. J. Bone Miner. Metab. DOI: 10.1007/s00774-011-0311-7.
  33. Cohen, L., Dean, M., Shipov, A., Atkins, A., Monsonego-Ornan, E., Shahar, R. (2012). Comparison of structural, architectural and mechanical aspects of cellular and acellular bone in two teleost fish. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 1983-1993.
  34. Dean, M., Shahar, R. (2012). The structure-mechanics relationship and the response to load of the acellular bone of neoteleost fish: a review. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 28: 320-329.
  35. Amosi, N., Zarzhitsky, S., Gilshon, E., Salnikov, O., Monsonego-Ornan, E., Shahar, R., Rapaport, H. (2012). Acidic peptide hydrogel scaffolds enhance calcium phosphate mineral turnover into bone tissue. Acta Biomaterialia. 8: 2466-2475.
  36. Yair, R., Uni, Z., Shahar, R. (2012). Bone characteristics of late term embryonic and hatchling broilers: Bone development under extreme growth rate. Poultry Science. 91: 2614-2620.
  37. Sharir, A., Zelzer, E., Shahar, R. (2013). A temporary decrease in mineral density in perinatal mouse long bones. Bone. DOI: 10.1016/J.bone.2012.09.032.
  38. Naveh G., Lev Tov Chattah, N., Zaslansky, P., Shahar, R., Weiner, R. (2012). Tooth-PDL-bone complex: response to compressive loads encountered during mastication – a review. Archives of oral biology. Accepted for publication.
  39. Naveh G., Lev Tov Chattah, N., Zaslansky, P., Shahar, R., Weiner, R. (2012). Tooth-PDL-bone complex: response to compressive loads encountered during mastication – a review. Archives of oral biology. 12: 1575-1584.
  40. Reznikov, N., Magal, R., Shahar, R., Weiner, S. (2013) Three dimensional imaging of collagen fibril organization in rat circuferential lamellar bone using a dual beam electron microscope reveals ordered and disordered sub-lamellar Structures. Bone. 52: 676-683.
  41. Yair, R., Shahar, R., Uni, Z. (2013). Prenatal nutritional manipulation by in ovo enrichment influences bone structure, composition and mechanical properties. Animal science. Accepted for publication.
  42. Shipov, A., Zaslansky, P., Shahar, R. (2013). Cortical bone of rats. J. Struc. Biol. Accepted for publication
  43. Currey, J, Shahar R. (2013) Cavities in bone. J. Struc. Biol. Accepted for piublication