Andrews, M.G., Kong, J., Novitch, B.G, and S.J. Butler. (2019). New perspectives on the mechanisms establishing the dorsal-ventral axis of the spinal cord. Current Topics in Developmental Biology: Organ Development 132: 417-450
Butler, S. J. (2018). The feel good factor. Laboratory News.
Gupta. S., Sivaligam, D., Hain, S., Makkar, C., Sosa, E., Clark. A. and S.J. Butler. (2018). Deriving dorsal spinal interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Reports 10:1-16
Andrews, M.G., del Castillo, L. M., Ochoa-Bolton, E., Yamauchi, K., Smogorzewski, J. and S.J. Butler. (2017). BMPs direct sensory interneuron identity in the developing spinal cord using signal-specific not morphogenic activities. eLife 6:e30647 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.30647
Varadarajan, S.G and S. J. Butler. (2017). Netrin1 establishes multiple boundaries for axon growth in the developing spinal cord. Developmental Biology, 430: 177-187
Butler, S.J. (2017). The evolution of an axon guidance model: from chemotaxis to haptotaxis. The Node (Development)
Varadarajan, S.G, Kong, J., Phan, K.D., Kao, T.-J., Panaitof, S.C., Cardin, J., Eltzschig, H.,, Kania, A., Novitch, B.G. and S. J. Butler. (2017). Netrin1 produced by neural progenitors, not floor plate cells, is required for axon guidance in the spinal cord. Neuron, 94:790-799
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.