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Dr. Butcher Elected an ASME Fellow

Dr. Butcher has been elected a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The fellowship grade of achievement recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession and ASME. He is one of 3,427 fellows out of 74,788 ASME members.

Jonathan inducted into AIMBE’s prestigious College of Fellows!

April 4, 2019

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Meinig School faculty Jonathan Butcher to its College of Fellows. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Jonathan was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “pioneering the emerging field of heart valve mechanobiology by combining cardiovascular tissue mechanics with paradigms from developmental biology.”

News 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jonathan receives 2018 teaching and advising award!
Jonathan receives the 2018 Sonny Yao ’72 Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award. (article)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Prof. Butcher is awarded the Sonny Yau ’72 teaching award of the college of engineering
Prof. Butcher was honored at the 2018 College of Engineering Excellence in Advising and Teaching Awards, hosted on Monday, Sept. 17. The annual awards recognize distinguished teaching and mentoring within the college, as well as leadership in path-breaking science and technical innovation. (article)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Prof. Butcher elected to be a Fellow of the American Heart Association

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Patent awarded!
Jonathan Butcher awarded patent No. 10,048,668, “Method for specifying and fabricating an object, associated apparatus, and applications.”

 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Chelsea Stephens awarded a NYSTEM Graduate Fellowship in Stem Cell Biology.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Butcher Lab presents at the World Congress of Biomechanics.
Talks given by Prof. Butcher, David Bassen, Stephanie Lindsey, and Terence Gee.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Jonathan promoted to full professor!
Jonathan was promoted to Full Professor as of July 1, 2018!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

PhD student Leah Pagnozzi is awarded a Provost Diversity Fellowship. 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

PhD student David Bassen awarded an INTERN fellowship from the NSF

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Butcher lab alum Joe Yu’s paper on the biomechanics of cardiac regeneration is published in Scientific Reports.
Publication: “Cardiac regeneration following cryoinjury in the adult zebrafish targets a maturation-specific biomechanical remodeling program.” (article)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Butcher Lab on the cover of Development
Former PhD Stephanie’s Paper on the hemodynamics of pharyngeal arch artery morphogenesis is featured on the cover of Development and selected as a Research Highlight (article).

Friday, October 5, 2018

Butcher Lab awarded 5-year R01 grant from NIH
The Butcher Lab is awarded 5-year R01 grant from NIH to study cellular mechanisms of aortic valve homeostasis and disease (article)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ana Artiles hired as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University!
Postdoc Dr. Ana Artiles from the Butcher lab to begin as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Butcher lab students become graduates.
Congratulations to Butcher Lab graduates: Joseph Carnicelli and Zhije Li (MEng); Emma Krebs, Xiao Yin Ma, Alex Gordon, Hyunji Koo, and Matt Donnelly (BS): amd Sraeyes Sridhar (MS). Sridhar moves onto Northwestern for a PhD in BME.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Prof. Butcher’s review on heart valve tissue engineering is published in Science Translational Medicine
Review: “The root problem of heart valve engineering,” published in Science Translational Medicine (article).

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Goodbye to Visiting Scholar Nianfang Ma and family
The Butcher Lab says goodbye to Visiting Scholar Nianfang Ma and his family. Best of luck back in China!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Prof. Butcher to speak at the Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala 
Prof. Butcher to speak at the Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala to raise money for heart health.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Butcher Lab presents at the Heart Valve Society 2018 Annual Meeting.
Prof. Butcher, Terence Gee, David Bassen, Duc Pham, and Ablajan Mahmut all give presentations.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Masters student Sraeyes Sridhar’s publishes in Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering
Sraeyes Sridhar’s paper on macrophages in heart valves, “Monocytes and macrophages in heart valves: Uninvited guests or critical performers?”, is published in Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering (article).

News 2017

Monday, March 5, 2018

Masters student Sraeyes Sridhar’s publishes in Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering
Sraeyes Sridhar’s paper on macrophages in heart valves, “Monocytes and macrophages in heart valves: Uninvited guests or critical performers?”, is published in Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering (article).

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Big Red Machine: Cardiovascular Engineering at Cornell
Butcher Lab research highlighted in Cornell Engineering feature

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Patented biomedical implant could improve heart patient outcome
Jonathan Butcher, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Christopher Frendl ’10, M.Eng. ’11, were awarded a patent for a biomedical implant for use in fluid shear stress environments.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Forever Young: The promise of human regeneration
Prof. Jonathan Butcher speaks at the World Science Forum.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Katherine Phillips (Butcher Lab) won best poster presentation in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board (CURB) spring research forum;

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Patent awarded!
Jonathan Butcher awarded patent No. 9,629,713, “Biomedical Implant for Use in Fluid Shear Stress Environments”

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