Steven D. Bain, Ph.D.

Steve and Ethan at State Bain Family Sun Valley


Post-Doc SUNY Stony Brook - Musculoskeletal Research (1990)

Ph.D. Washington State University - Veterinary Science (1987)

B.S. Northern Arizona University - Biology Education (1977)

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Research Interests

Research interests include the effects of physical stimuli on fracture repair and tissue regeneration, mechanisms of chronic bone pain, and the neuronal control of bone homeostasis.


Current Academic Appointments

Research Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington (2008 to Present)



NASA Space Biology Research Fellow (1988-90)
Graduate and Professional Student Competitive Travel Grant Award (1987)
Arturs Vitums Endowed Scholarship in Veterinary Anatomy (1987)
Pacific Egg and Poultry Association Research Scholarship (1987)
Poultry Science Association Certificate of Excellence Award (1987)


Recent Publications

Srinivasan, S., Gross, T.S., and Bain, S.D. (Epub 2012).  Bone Mechanotransduction May Require Augmentation in Order to Strengthen The Senescent Skeleton.  Ageing Research Reviews.

Aliprantis, A.O., Stolina, M., Kostenuik, P.J., Poliachik, S.L., Warner, S.E., Bain, S.D.,  Gross, T.S.  (2012). Transient muscle paralysis degrades bone via rapid osteoclastogenesis.  Faseb J., 26:1110-1118.

Ausk, B.J., Huber, P., Poliachik, S.L., Bain, S.D., Srinivasan, S., Gross, T.S. (2012).  Cortical bone resorption following muscle paralysis is spatially heterogeneous.  Bone, 50:14-22.

Srinivasan, S., Ausk B.J., Prasad J., Threet D., Bain S.D., Richardson T.S., Gross T.S. (2010).  Rescueing Loading Induced Bone Formation at Senescence.  PLoS Comput Biol, 6(9): e1000924.

Prasad J, Wiater B.P., Nork S.E., Bain S.D., Gross T.S. (2010) Characterizing gait induced normal strains in a murine tibia cortical bone defect model.  J Biomech, 43(14):2765-70. 

Poliachik, S.L., Bain, S.D., Threet, D., Huber, P. Gross, T.S. (2010).  Transient muscle paralysis disrupts bone homeostasis by rapid degradation of bone.  Bone, 46:18-23.

Gross, T.S., Poliachik, S.L., Prasad, J, and Bain, S.D. (2010).  The effect of muscle dysfunction on bone mass and morphology. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 10(1):25-34.