Gupta. S., Sivaligam, D., Hain, S., Makkar, C., Sosa, E., Clark. A. and S.J. Butler.  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.  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.

before 2007

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.