Benjamin Aaron Alman

Benjamin Aaron Alman

James R. Urbaniak, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James R. Urbaniak, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professor in Cell Biology
  • Professor in Pediatrics
  • Professor in the Department of Pathology
  • Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Co-Director of the Regeneration Next Initiative

Contact Information

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  • M.D. Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, 1986

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • New Investigator Recognition Award Winners. Orthopaedic Research Society. 1992

Courses Taught

  • PATHOL 793: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Ide, S; Yahara, Y; Kobayashi, Y; Strausser, SA; Ide, K; Watwe, A; Xu-Vanpala, S; Privratsky, JR; Crowley, SD; Shinohara, ML; Alman, BA; Souma, T, Yolk-sac-derived macrophages progressively expand in the mouse kidney with age., Elife, vol 9 (2020) [10.7554/eLife.51756] [abs].
  • Yahara, Y; Barrientos, T; Tang, YJ; Puviindran, V; Nadesan, P; Zhang, H; Gibson, JR; Gregory, SG; Diao, Y; Xiang, Y; Qadri, YJ; Souma, T; Shinohara, ML; Alman, BA, Erythromyeloid progenitors give rise to a population of osteoclasts that contribute to bone homeostasis and repair., Nat Cell Biol, vol 22 no. 1 (2020), pp. 49-59 [10.1038/s41556-019-0437-8] [abs].
  • Tang, YJ; Huang, J; Tsushima, H; Ban, GI; Zhang, H; Oristian, KM; Puviindran, V; Williams, N; Ding, X; Ou, J; Jung, S-H; Lee, C-L; Jiao, Y; Chen, BJ; Kirsch, DG; Alman, BA, Tracing Tumor Evolution in Sarcoma Reveals Clonal Origin of Advanced Metastasis., Cell Reports, vol 28 no. 11 (2019), pp. 2837-2850.e5 [10.1016/j.celrep.2019.08.029] [abs].
  • Kwak, YH; Barrientos, T; Furman, B; Zhang, H; Puviindran, V; Cutcliffe, H; Herfarth, J; Nwankwo, E; Alman, BA, Pharmacologic targeting of β-catenin improves fracture healing in old mice., Scientific Reports, vol 9 no. 1 (2019) [10.1038/s41598-019-45339-0] [abs].
  • Zhang, H; Wei, Q; Tsushima, H; Puviindran, V; Tang, YJ; Pathmanapan, S; Poon, R; Ramu, E; Al-Jazrawe, M; Wunder, J; Alman, BA, Intracellular cholesterol biosynthesis in enchondroma and chondrosarcoma., Jci Insight, vol 5 (2019) [10.1172/jci.insight.127232] [abs].