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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The fall 2019 annual BME Newsletter includes an article highlighting student athletes in Prof. Butcher's fall 2019 BME 3410 Class. Read the article here.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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."

Friday, January 25, 2019

Butcher lab alum Russ Gould’s paper on bicuspid aortic valve genetics published in Nature Genetics (article).
Butcher lab alum Russ Gould'spaper, "ROBO4 variants predispose individuals to bicuspid aortic valve and thoracic aortic aneurysm," published in Nature Genetics.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

PhD student Guy Scuderi is awarded a Vertebrate Genomics Training fellowship

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)

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