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

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

Distinction
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)
The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award


Swanson Teaching Award

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

Richards, Jennifer, Jennie A.M.R. Kunitake, Heather Hunt, Alexa Wnorowski, Debra W. Lin,  Adele L. Boskey, Eve Donnelly, Lara A. Estroff, and Jonathan T. Butcher. “Crystallinity of Hydroxyapatite Drives Myofibroblastic Activation and Calcification in Aortic Valves.” Acta Biomaterialia 71 (2018): 24-36.

Cornell Research Website Article
Living Prosthetics, Naturally Engineered