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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Search for a Heart Failure Cure
Cornell Research article highlights the work of Butcher Lab undergraduate researcher Katherine Phillips, '17.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery
Cornell Chronicle article highlights Butcher Lab as collaborating member within five Cornell departments and schools to gain innovative insight into how mechanical changes in tumors can maximize the impact of cancer therapies moving forward.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chelsea Gregg (Ph.D. ‘16) selected as an AIMBE 2016-2017 FDA Scholar 
(Press Release) Butcher Lab alumna is participating in this highly competitive program, Chelsea will assist in efforts to improve the quality and consistency of FDA's regulatory policies toward medical devices. Her term is a one-year immersion from October 1 to September 31 in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Proper heart-valve development requires cyclic mechanical loading
Butcher Lab research on heart valve development is featured in American Scientist. Woot!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Butcher Lab image on the cover of ATVB Journal’s August 2016 issue
Paper titled, “Cadherin-11 Overexpression Induces Extracellular Matrix Remodeling and Calcification in Mature Aortic Valves.”
Authors: Derek C. Sung, Caitlin J. Bowen, Kiran A. Vaidya, Jingjing Zhou, Nikita Chapurin, Andrew Recknagel, Bin Zhou, Jonathan Chen, Michael Kotlikoff, Jonathan T. Butcher

Monday, May 16, 2016

Jessical Rivlin ('17) received the AHA summer research fellowship to study heart development in chick embryos. Good work!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Derek Sung ('16) was awarded the Elena Aikawa Best Abstract & Keynote: Basic Science to Elucidate Mechanisms of Valve Disease at the annual Heart Valve Society meeting. Congrats!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

David Bassen awarded a 2016 GAANN fellowship
Fellowship will allow focus on developing teaching, communication and leadership skills, as well as developing a solid foundation for conduction research. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Caitlin Parrucci wins Cornell Student Business of the Year
Lab member Caitlin Parrucci won the Cornell University 2016 Student Business of the Year Award for her startup, Equine Design (rebranded in Dec 2016 to Stablesense), which markets a water-monitoring system that can be integrated into horse stalls to monitor horses’ health. Congrats Caitlin!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Derek Sung ('16) recieved the Best Poster and Zuckerman Prize for Excellence in Student Biological Engineering Research at the 14th annual IBE BioEXPO held at Cornell!

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