April 24, 2024

Yesica has been awarded the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship to attend the Neural Development Gordon Conference in Tuscany...... Read More

April 5, 2024

Cris gave a short talk at both the CSUNposium and the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research conference (WCBSURC)....... Read More

February 22, 2024

Salena has been awarded the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship to attend the Neural Development Gordon Conference in Tuscany...... Read More

November 9, 2023

Samantha gave a talk “Developing directed differentiation protocols for spinal sensory interneurons” at the 2023 preSfN Motor Symposium.  And had...... Read More

November 4, 2023

Sandy’s paper is on bioRxiv! Alvarez S., Gupta S., Honeychurch K., Mercardo-Ayon, Y. Kawaguchi, R. and Butler S.J. (2023). Netrin1...... Read More

October 10, 2023

Sandy successfully defended her thesis “Netrin1 in Spinal Cord Development: More Than an Axon Guidance Molecule” Congratulations Dr Alvarez!...... Read More

September 20, 2023

The Butler laboratory hosted the Department of Neurobiology CommuniTEA, where we test the hypothesis that the snacks from every culture...... Read More

July 26, 2023

Sandeep and Erics’ paper is on bioRxiv! Gupta S., Heinrichs, E., Novitch, B.G. and Butler S.J. (2023). Investigating the basis...... Read More

February 27, 2023

The Butler and Novitch labs have a new lab dog, Matilda!   She loves meeting new people!...... Read More

September 15, 2022

Samantha will be a co-organizer of the “Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Connectivity” for the 2024 and 2026 meeting with Daniel...... Read More

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August 10, 2022

Samantha gives a talk – “The role of the BMPs specifying dorsal spinal neural cell fate” – at the “Neural Development”...... Read More

July 26, 2022

Samantha and Sandeep win a new UCLA BSCRC Research Award for their proposal “Developing iPSC-based models to investigate the basis...... Read More

June 10, 2022

Butler/Novitch lab lunch at Emporium Thai to celebrate all the good news in the Butler lab....... Read More

May 2, 2022

Samantha gave her first in person seminar in several years at UNC: “New lessons from netrin1 signaling: unexpected mechanisms and...... Read More

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April 29, 2022

The Butler lab has a new R01 to study the mechanisms directing cell fate in the spinal cord....... Read More

November 15, 2021

The Butler lab has had an image of Sandeep’s accepted for the 2022 BRI calendar; we are now eight years in...... Read More

September 29, 2021

From a pool of ~400 applicants, Sandeep is named as an Intersections Science Fellows Symposium (ISFS) Associate for the November...... Read More

Butler lab members sitting on the grass for a picnic lunch
April 1, 2021

The Butler lab had a socially distanced picnic to celebrate vaccinations and 50% density in the lab.  Coco came too!...... Read More

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March 19, 2021

Learn to make human spinal dorsal interneurons! Our new protocol “Derivation of dorsal spinal sensory interneurons from human pluripotent stem...... Read More

A summary of the in vivo and in vitro models discussed in the Gupta and Butler WiREs Mechanism of Disease review.
February 25, 2021

Our new review “Getting in touch with your senses: mechanisms specifying sensory interneurons in the dorsal spinal cord” assesses the contribution...... Read More

November 27, 2020

Sandy’s beautiful image – “Figures huddling under a starry night” – has been chosen for the 2021 BRI calendar. Congratulations...... Read More

November 19, 2020

Our latest review “Dorsal commissural axon guidance in the developing spinal cord” assesses the contribution of long and short range...... Read More

April 30, 2020

Sandy speaks in the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) Biology Seminar Series.  “Investigating the mechanisms underlying netrin1-mediated axon guidance in the developing...... Read More

March 4, 2020

Soizic won the third prize in the 2019 UCLA microscopy and video contest!  Congratulations Soizic! Press release: here...... Read More

December 10, 2019

Sandy has been awarded grant from the Jessamine K. Hilliard Neurobiology Graduate Student Program at UCLA. Congratulations Sandy!...... Read More

November 13, 2019

Michele’s paper made it to the “most-discussed” list for articles published in the October issues of J Neuroscience: Read More

October 2, 2019

Our paper: “The cofilin/Limk1 pathway controls the growth rate of both developing and regenerating motor axons” is has been published...... Read More

September 11, 2019

Samantha gave a talk at AXON 2019, in Alicante, Spain (and met up with old friends).  ...... Read More

April 10, 2019

Armo gave a poster on his research at the 2019 National Conference of Undergraduate Research at Kennesaw State University....... Read More

April 6, 2019

Brian gave a talk on his research at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research conference at the University of...... Read More

August 10, 2018

Armo has been selected as an Undergraduate Research Scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Congratulations Armo!...... Read More

March 17, 2018

Lorenzo del Castillo accepts a position as a graduate student in the UCSF TETRAD program!  Congratulations Lorenzo!...... Read More

August 24, 2017

Madeline’s paper: “BMPs direct sensory interneuron identity in the developing spinal cord using signal-specific not morphogenic activities” has been accepted...... Read More

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August 23, 2017

Kaity is selected for an Undergraduate Research Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Congratulations Kaity!...... Read More

Armo Derbarsegian
July 31, 2017

Armo is selected for the Lawrence Kruger Undergraduate Research Scholarship award.  Congratulations Armo!...... Read More

May 26, 2017

Sup’s Neuron paper is given a “very good” rating on F1000: Paola Bovolenta writes:  “.. the results provide a novel...... Read More

May 12, 2017

Sup’s Neuron paper is given an “exceptional” rating on F1000: Geoffery Goodhill and Brendan Bicknell write:  “Netrin-1 was the...... Read More

February 14, 2017

Supraja has been awarded the Eiduson prize!  Congratulations Sup! The Eiduson Award was initiated in 1993, and named in honor of Dr. Sam...... Read More

October 30, 2016

Eliana is interviewed about her work in the Butler lab, after CSUN successfully renewed its CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell...... Read More

June 8, 2016

Supraja has been selected for an International Scholarship Award from the Alpha Association of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in...... Read More

February 23, 2016

Eliana wins first place in her session of the CSUN 20th Annual Student Research & Creative Works Symposium.  Congratulations!...... Read More

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July 3, 2014

Our R01 “Diverse roles of the Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in the developing spinal cord” has been funded....... Read More