Jonathan T. Butcher

Professor
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

304 Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14854
p: (607) 255-3575

Jonathan T. Butcher

Professor
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Heart valve mechanobiology; 3D tissue printing; embryonic tissue biomechanics; quantitative live animal imaging via micro-CT, ultrasound; cardiac developmental mechanobiology

Current Research Interest

Adhesive signaling in heart valve development and disease; multiscale cardiovascular tissue fabrication; inflammatory regulation of tissue remodeling; mechanics of organ morphogenesis and adaptation; mechanobiology of cardiac regeneration

Distinction

American Heart Associate Fellow
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow
National Science Foundation CAREER Award 
Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award
Society for Heart Valve Disease Lillihei Prize, Young Investigator Award
Center for Life Science Enterprise Faculty Award (First Prize)

Selected Publications

Butcher, Jonathan T. “The Root Problem of Heart Valve Engineering.” Tissue Engineering 10, no. 440 (2018): eaat5850.

Kim, David H., James D. Beckett, Varun Nagpal, Manuel A. Seman-Senderos, Russell A. Gould, Tyler J. Creamer, Elena Gallo-MacFarlane, et al. “Calpain 9 as a Therapeutic Target in TGF β-Induced Mesenchymal Transition and Fibrosis.” Science Translational Medicine 11, no. 501 (2019): eaau2814.

Cornell Research Website Article

Living Prosthetics, Naturally Engineered