Butler, S.J. and M. E. Bronner. (2015). From classical to current: analyzing peripheral nervous system and spinal cord lineage and fate. Developmental Biology 398:135-46.
Pearson, C.A, Butler, S.J and B. G. Novitch (2014). Neuronal organization: unsticking the cadherin code. Current Biology 24: R1127-9.
Kandyba, E., Hazen, V.M., Kobielak, A., Butler, S.J. and K. Kobielak. (2014). Smad1 and 5 but not Smad8 establish stem cell quiescence which is critical to transform the premature hair follicle during morphogenesis toward the postnatal state. Stem Cells, 32: 534-547
Phan, K.D. and S.J. Butler (2013). Bilaterally symmetric populations of chicken dI1 (commissural) axons cross the floor plate independently of each other. PLoS One 8: e62977
Yamauchi, K., Varadarajan, S.G., Li. J., and S.J. Butler. (2013). Type Ib BMP receptors mediate the rate of commissural axon extension through inhibition of cofilin activity. Development, 140:333-42
Kong, J., Butler S.J. and B.G. Novitch (2013). The brain told me to do it. Developmental Cell. 25:436-8
Gaber, Z.B., Butler, S.J. and B. G. Novitch (2013). PLZF regulates Fibroblast Growth Factor responsiveness and maintenance of neural progenitors. PLoS Biology 11::e1001676
Hazen, V.M., Andrews, M.G., Umans L., Crenshaw III, E.B, Zwijsen A., and Butler S.J. (2012). BMP receptor-activated Smads direct diverse functions during the development of the dorsal spinal cord. Developmental Biology, 367: 216-227.
Hazen, V.M., Phan, K.D., Hudiburgh S. and S.J. Butler (2011). Inhibitory Smads can differentially regulate cell fate specification and axon dynamics in the dorsal spinal cord. Developmental Biology 336: 566-575.
Phan, K.D., Croteau, L.-P., Kam, J.W.K., Kania A., Cloutier, J.-F. and Butler S.J. (2011). Neogenin may functionally substitute for Dcc in chicken. PLoS One 6: e22072
Phan, K.D., Hazen, V.M., Frendo, M.E., Jia, Z. and S.J. Butler. (2010). The bone morphogenetic protein roof plate chemorepellent regulates the rate of commissural axonal growth. J. Neuroscience 30: 15430-40
Hazen, V.M., Phan K.D., Yamauchi K. and S. J. Butler (2010). Assaying the ability of diffusible signaling molecules to reorient embryonic spinal commissural axons. J Vis Exp. 37:1853
Novitch, B.G., and S.J. Butler. (2009). Reducing the mystery of neuronal differentiation. Cell 138: 1062-1064
Yamauchi, K., Phan, K.D. and S.J. Butler. (2008). BMP type I receptors have distinct activities in mediating cell fate and axon guidance. Development 135:1119-28.
Butler, S.J. and G. Tear. (2007). Getting axons onto the right path: the role of transcription factors in axon guidance. Development 134: 439-448.
Butler, S.J. and J. Dodd. (2003). A role for BMP heterodimers in roof plate-mediated repulsion of commissural axons. Neuron 38: 389-401
Augsburger, A*., Schuchardt, A., Hoskins, S., Dodd, J. and S. J. Butler*, (1999). BMPs as mediators of roof plate repulsion of commissural neurons. Neuron 24: 127-141.
* joint first authors
Butler, S.J., Ray, S. and Y. Hiromi. (1997). klingon, a novel member of the Drosophila immunoglobulin superfamily, is required for the development of the R7 neuron. Development 124: 781-792.