Butcher Lab Undergraduate Parker Dean Featured in Cornell BME Spotlight
Class of 2022 Butcher Lab member, Parker Dean, was featured as part of the Cornell Biomedical Engineering student spotlight series. His article “Applying Math and Science in Practical Ways to Help People” can be found here.
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
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.
Postdoctoral fellow Mingkun Wang awarded funding for heart defect research project
A postdoctoral fellow in the Butcher Lab, Mingkun Wang, was recently awarded $136,236 through the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards program. His project researching mechanical regulation of YAP/TAZ activity was one of eight in the nation to receive this award. Read the full article here.
Prof. Butcher named a 2020 Fellow of BMES!
August 11, 2020
Congratulations to Prof. Jonathan Butcher named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society BMES!
Article highlights student athletes in Prof. Butcher’s BME 3410 Class.
The fall 2019 annual BME Newsletter includes an article highlighting student athletes in Prof. Butcher’s BME 3410 Class. Read the article here.
Jonathan inducted into AIMBE’s prestigious College of Fellows!
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.”
Butcher lab alum Russ Gould’s paper on bicuspid aortic valve genetics published in Nature Genetics
Butcher lab alum Russ Gould’spaper, “ROBO4 variants predispose individuals to bicuspid aortic valve and thoracic aortic aneurysm,” published in Nature Genetics. (article)
Butcher lab alums Jessica Ryvlin and Stephanie Lindsey’s paper published in Anatomical Record
Butcher lab alums Jessica Ryvlin and Stephanie Lindsey’s paper, “Systematic Analysis of the Smooth Muscle Wall Phenotype of the Pharyngeal Arch Arteries During Their Reorganization into the Great Vessels and Its Association with Hemodynamics,” published in Anatomical Record. (article)