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Growth Cone


Aug 2016
Daniel is co-organizing the 622nd WE-Heraeus-Seminar on “Neuronal Mechanics”, in Bad Honnef, Germany and presenting a talk.

June 2016
Daniel and Aslihan attended the NOX Gordon Conference in Waterville Valley, NH. Daniel presented a talk and Aslihan gave a poster.

May 2016
Cory successfully defends his thesis and Aslihan passes her prelim exam. Congratulations to both!

May 2016
Daniel receives the J. Alfred and Martha Chiscon Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.

April 2016
Ahmad’s abstract was selected for a talk at the Chicago Cytoskeleton Meeting on April 22, 2016. Congratulations Ahmad!

April 2016
Yuan’s paper got published in Neural Plasticity. Congratulations Yuan!

March 2016
Daniel is giving an invited seminar in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

February 2016
Ahmad is presenting a poster on modeling mechanically-induced growth cone advance at theAnnual Meeting of the Biophysical Society,Los Angeles.

January 2016
Nazratan Naeem and Sanniv Ganguly rotate in the Suter lab. Welcome Nazratan and Sanniv!
Tenaizus Woods and Hanna House start undergraduate research in our lab as well. Welcome Tenaizus and Hanna!


The Suter lab is interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell motility. We are currently focusing our research efforts on directional movements of neuronal growth cones, which are highly motile structures at the tip of axons and dendrites. Growth cones are sophisticated signaling devices, capable of detecting information in the environment and transducing it towards the dynamic cytoskeleton that ultimately drives the motility. Understanding these mechanisms is not only important for neuronal development, but also to design strategies that overcome neuronal degeneration after injuries and diseases.

The Suter lab is part of the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Purdue University. The laboratory is located on the second floor of Lilly Hall of Life Sciences. Thank you for visiting our Website!