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.
Proper heart-valve development requires cyclic mechanical loading
Butcher Lab research on heart valve development is featured in American Scientist. Woot!
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
Jessical Rivlin (’17) received the AHA summer research fellowship to study heart development in chick embryos. Good work!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Researchers Find New Way To Understand Heart Diseases
Cornell researchers have found that a focus on the signaling microenvironment rather than the genome may lead us closer to understanding disease.
Snapshots of Life: Green Eggs and Heart Valves
The NIH director highlights Butcher Lab research on heart valves in this NIH Director’s Blog.
Related: developing chick image was selected as a winner in the 2015 FASEB BioArt Contest (credit: Jessica Ryvlin and Stephanie Lindsey and Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Butcher).
Weill Cornell Physician-Scientists and Cornell University Engineers Collaborate and Patients Benefit: Progressive, collaborative research with real-word impact. Butcher Lab featured in this “Health by Design” article highlighting collaborative work between Meinig School Profs. and physician-scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine:
A Heart That Beats for Others
Butcher Lab featured at 3:23 in this video about a Weill-Meinig BME collaboration on 3D replacement cardiac tissue precisely modeled after a patient’s imaging results.
New Mechanism To Prevent Heart Defects In Newborns Identified
NDTV article highlights how Butcher Lab findings lay a foundation for hemodynamically informed surgical interventions to potentially retard valve malformation – or to restore it.
Not far away: Using the force to halt heart malformation
Cornell Chronicle article on Butcher Lab research that could reduce the chance of life-threatening, congenital heart defects among newborn infants and lead to proper embryonic heart and valve formation.