Butcher Lab Awarded Additional Ventures 2021 Single Ventricle Research Fund Grant

December 16, 2021

The Additional Ventures Single Ventricle Research Fund (SVRF) 2021 program is focused on the identification and investigation of cardiac developmental pathways and mechanisms. Thirty-four new investigators and co-investigators were chosen worldwide. Professor Jonathan Butcher was awarded funding for the project Collective Neighborhood Signaling Driving Ventricular Growth, Maturation, and Pathogenesis.

Additionally, a former Butcher lab PhD student and current UCSD assistant professor, Stephanie Lindsay, was awarded a 2021 SVRF grant for her project: Mechanobiological Mechanisms of Cardiac Morphogenesis.

Read the full award announcement here.

Researchers ‘turn off’ driver of aortic stenosis heart disease

December 13, 2021

Prof. Jonathan Butcher has helped discover how to ‘turn off’ a key driver of aortic stenosis, identifying the biological process behind certain instances of the disease in which heart valves become calcified and damaged.

Find news article here.

Find Science Advances paper here.

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.”