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Rhonda Prisby

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
540 S. College Ave
201M CHS Star campus
Newark, DE 19716
302 831-7342 (Office)
302 831-2911 (Lab)
302 831-3693 (Fax)


  • Post-Doc Université de Lyon, Université Jean-Monnet, Faculté de Médecine, Saint Étienne, France 2009
  • Post-Doc Texas A&M University and West Virginia School of Medicine 2007
  • PhD Louisiana State University 2002, Exercise Physiology
  • MA Kent State University 1997, Exercise Physiology
  • BA Hiram College 1992, Art
  • DELF A2 diploma in French, CILEC, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Étienne, France, 2008


  • KAAP 400

Research Interests

  • Vascular physiology
  • Microcirculation
  • Bone vascularization
  • Bone biology

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2009-2012
  • Non-tenured Track Professor, School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2001-2002
  • Instructor, College of Continuing Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2001

Selected Publications

  • R. Prisby, T. Menezes, J Campbell. Vasodilation to PTH (1-84) in bone arteries is dependent upon the vascular endothelium and is mediate partially via VEGF signaling. Bone. 2013 54(1):68-75.
  • R.F. Wideman, Jr. and R.D. Prisby. Bone Circulatory Disturbances in the Development of Spontaneous Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis: A Translational Model for the Pathogenesis of Femoral Head Necrosis. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2012;3:183. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2012.00183. Epub 2013 Jan 22.
  • R.D. Prisby, J.M. Dominguez, J. Muller-Delp, M.R. Allen, M.D. Delp. Aging and estrogen status: a possible endothelium-dependent vascular coupling mechanism in bone remodeling. PloS One. 2012 7(11) e48564.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048564.Epub 2012 Nov 20.
  • Y. Park, R.D. Prisby, B.J. Behnke, J.M Dominguez 2nd, L.A. Lesniewski, A.J. Donato, J.M. Muller-Delp, M.D. Delp. Effects of aging, TNF-α and exercise training on angiotensin II-induced vasoconstriction of rat skeletal muscle arterioles. J. Appl. Physiol. 2012 113(7):1091-100.
  • K.W. Evanson, A.J. Stone, E. Samraj, T. Benson, R. Prisby, H.A. Kluess. The influence of estradiol supplementation on neuropeptide y neurotransmission in skeletal muscle arterioles of F344 rats. Am J Physiol Regul, Integr Comp Phyisol. 2012 303(6):R651-57.
  • R. Prisby, A. Guignandon, A. Vanden-Bossche, F. Mac-Way, M.-T. Linossier, N. Laroche, L. Malaval, M. Langer, Z.-A. Peter, F. Peyrin, L. Vico, M.-H. Lafage-Proust. Intermittent PTH 1-84 is osteoanabolic but not osteoangiogenic and relocates bone marrow blood vessels closer to bone forming sites. J Bone Mineral Res. 2011 26(11): 2583-96.
  • M. Langer, R. Prisby, Z. Peter, M.H. Lafage-Proust, F. Peyrin. Simultaneous 3D imaging of bone and vessel microstructure in a rat model IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2011 58(1):139-145.
  • MH Lafage-Proust, R Prisby, B Roche B, L Vico. Bone vascularization and remodeling. Joint Bone Spine. 2010 Dec; 77(6):521-4.
  • MH Lafage-Proust, R Prisby, B Roche B, L Vico. Vascularisation osseuse et remodelage osseux. Revue du Rhumatisme (Edition Francaise) 2010 77 (Suppl. 3):A27-A30.
  • J.M. Dominquez II, R.D. Prisby, J.M. Muller-Delp, M.R. Allen, M.D. Delp. Increased nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation of bone resistance arteries is associated with increased trabecular bone volume after endurance training in rats. Bone. 2010 46(3): 813-819.
  • M Langer, R Prisby, Z Peter, R Boistel, MH Lafage-Proust, F Peyrin. Quantitative investigation of bone microvascularization from 3D synchrotron micro-computed tomography in a rat model. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009 1:1004-07.
  • R. Prisby, J. Swift, S. Bloomfield, H. Hogan, and M. Delp. Altered bone mass, geometry and mechanical properties during the development and progression of Type 2 Diabetes in the Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rat. J Endocrinol. 2008 199(3):379-88.
  • R.D. Prisby, M.-H. Lafage-Proust, L. Malaval, A. Belli, and L. Vico. Effects of whole body vibration on the skeleton and other organ systems in man and animal models: What we know and what we need to know. Ageing Res. Reviews. 2008 7(4): 319-329.
  • R.D. Prisby, J. Muller-Delp, M.D. Delp, and T.R. Nurkiewicz. Age, gender, and hormonal status modulate the vascular toxicity of the diesel exhaust extract phenanthraquinone J. Toxicol. Environ. Health A. 2008 71(7): 464-70.
  • R.D. Prisby, M.W. Ramsey, B. J. Behnke, J. Dominguez, A.J. Donato, M.R. Allen, and M.D. Delp. Aging reduces skeletal blood flow, endothelium-dependent vasodilation and nitric oxide bioavailability in rats. J Bone Miner Res. 2007 22(8):1280-1288.
  • M.W. Ramsey, B.J. Behnke, R.D. Prisby, and M.D. Delp. Effects of aging on adipose resistance artery vasoconstriction: possible implications for orthostatic blood pressure regulation. J. Appl. Physiol. 2007 103(5):1636-43.
  • R.D. Prisby, K. Wilkerson, E.M. Sokoya, R.M. Bryan, E. Wilson, and M.D. Delp. Endothelium-dependent vasodilation of cerebral arteries is altered with simulated Microgravity Through Nitric Oxide Synthase and EDHF Mechanisms. J Appl Physiol. 101(1):348-53, 2006.
  • B. Behnke, R.D. Prisby, L.A. Lesniewski, A.J. Donato, H. Olin, and M.D. Delp. Influence of aging and physical activity on vascular morphology in rat skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 575: 617-626, 2006.
  • M. Alomari, R. Prisby, C.M. Lee, M. Welsch. Modification of forearm vascular function following short-term handgrip exercise training. Int J Sports Med. Jul;22(5):361-5, 2001.


  • UDRF Strategic Initiative Award, Prisby (PI) and Duncan (Co-I & Project mentor) – 12/2012 – 06/2013
    University of Delaware
    Project title: Role of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in the spatial redistribution of bone marrow blood vessels during parathyroid hormone-induced bone remodeling.
    Role: PI
  • 1R15AR062882-01, Prisby (PI) – 05/2012 – 4/2015
    Project title: Bone marrow blood vessel location and blood flow with PTH and anti-VEGF”
    Role: PI
  • Research Enhancement Program, Prisby (PI) – 6/2010 – 5/2011
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Project title: Bone vascular function with parathyroid hormone administration.


  • Cobb-Vantress Inc., Prisby (PI) – 06/2011 - 05/2012
    Project Title: Bone perfusion, bone cellular activity, and femoral head degeneration in broiler chickens
    Role: PI

Honors and Awards

  • Frontiers in Endocrinology, Bone Research – Topic Host and Guest Associate Editor,
    Topic title: Bone vascular function and its importance in bone remodeling in health and disease, 2011-2012.

  • Commentary (J Bone Mineral Res 2011, 26(11): 2579-82) written on published article [J Bone Mineral Res 2011, 26(11): 2583-96], 2011

  • Article (J Bone Mineral Res. 2011 26(11): 2583-96) reviewed by Faculty of 1000, 2011

  • American Physiological Society Scientific Investigation Press Release, 2007.

  • Postdoctoral Supplement, Prisby (recipient) and JM Delp (PI of R01) – 2006-2007
    Project title: Effects of age, gender and estrogen status on the vasomotor properties of the femoral
    principal nutrient artery.
    Role: PI Role

  • Professional-in-Training Presentation Award Recipient, 2nd place, Texas ACSM, 2005

  • Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Award Committee, the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine, 2001

  • Huel Perkins Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient, Louisiana State University, 1997-2002

Professional Membership

  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, 2008 -date
  • Journées Françaises de Biologie des Tissue Minéralisés, France, 2007-09
  • The Microcirculatory Society, 2007-date
  • American Physiological Society, 2003-date
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Texas Chapter, 2004-2005, 2009-2012
  • American College of Sports Medicine, National Chapter, 1996-2003
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Southeast Chapter, 1998

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