Jonathan T. Butcher

Associate 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

Associate 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
Gould, Russell A., Huseyin C. Yalcin, Joanna L. MacKay, Kimberly Sauls, Russell Norris, Sanjay Kumar, and Jonathan T. Butcher. “Cyclic Mechanical Loading Is Essential for Rac1- Mediated Elongation and Remodeling of the Embryonic Mitral Valve.” Current Biology 26, no. 1 (2016): 1-11.

Wu, Shaohua, Bin Duan, Penghong Liu, Caidan Zhang, Xiaohong Qin, and Jonathan T. Butcher. “Fabrication of Aligned Nanofiber Polymer Yarn Networks for Anisotropic Soft Tissue Scaffolds.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016): 16950-16960.

Cornell Research Website Article
Living Prosthetics, Naturally Engineered