Gaber, Z.B., Butler, S.J. and B.G. Novitch (2013) PLZF regulates Fibroblast Growth Factor responsiveness and maintenance of neural progenitors. PLoS Biology, in press
Kandyba, E., Hazen, V. M., Kobielak, A., Butler, S.J. and K. Kobielak (2013) Canonical BMP signaling via Smad1&5, but not Smad8, promotes establishment of stem cell quiescence by transforming the premature hair follicle characteristic during morphogenesis towards the postnatal state. Stem Cells in press
Kong, J.H., Butler, S.J. and B.G. Novitch (2013) My brain told me to do it. Dev Cell 25:436-438
Phan, K.D. and S.J. Butler (2013). Chicken dI1 (commissural) axons show bilateral independence crossing the floor plate. 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 140:333-342
Hazen V.M., Andrews, M. G., Umansm L., Crenshaw, E.B., Zwijsen, A., and S.J. Butler (2012) BMP receptor-activated Smads confer diverse functions during the development of the dorsal spinal cord. Dev Biology 367: 216-227
Hazen V.M., Phan K.D., Hudiburgh S., and S.J. Butler (2011) Inhibitory Smads differentially regulate cell fate specification and axon dynamics in the dorsal spinal cord. Dev Biology 336: 566-575
Phan K.D., Croteau L-P., Kam, J.W.K., Kania A., Cloutier, J-F. and S.J. Butler (2011) Neogenin may functionally substitute for Dcc in chicken. PLoS One 6: e22072
Phan, K.D., Hazen V.M., Frendo M., Jia Z. and Butler S.J. (2010) The BMP roof plate chemorepellent regulates the rate of commissural axonal growth. J Neuroscience 30:15430-40.
Hazen, V.M., Phan, K., Yamauchi, K., and Butler S.J. (2010) Assaying the ability of diffusible signaling molecules to reorient embryonic spinal commissural axons. J Vis Exp 37:185 -PubMed
Novitch, B.G., and Butler, S.J. (2009). Reducing the mystery of neuronal differentiation. Cell 138: 1062-1064 -PubMed
Yamauchi, K., Phan, K. and S.J. Butler (2008) BMP type I receptors have distinct activities mediating cell fate and axon guidance decisions. Development 135: 1119-1128. -PubMed
Butler, S.J. and G. Tear (2007) Getting axons onto the right path: the role of transcription factors in axon guidance. Development 134: 439-48. -PubMed