Welcome to the Suter Lab

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Growth Cone


April 2014

Suter Lab participates at NanoDays and Purdue Spring Fest.

Cory receives the Certificate of Excellence in Research Award from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs as well as a PRF research grant. Great job, Cory!

Suter Lab welcomes Haley Roeder as Master student and Amy Seifert as HHMI summer research undergraduate student.

March 2014

The Suter Lab attends the Chicago Cytoskeleton Meeting. Daniel gives a talk about "Src and cortactin regulate growth cone lamellipodia and filopodia".

Daniel presents an online talk during the virtual conference Neuroscience BioConferenceLive.

Cory received an award for Best Poster Presentation at the Biology Graduate Student Council Annual Retreat. Congratulations, Cory!

January 2014

Melissa Casella and Haley Roeder join the lab as undergraduate researchers. Welcome Melissa and Haley!

December 2013

Yingpei and Cory present their research at the Annual ASCB Meeting in New Orleans.

September 2013

The Suter Lab welcomes the following rotation students for the 2013/14 academic year: Boning Zhang (PULSe), Jessica Lunsford (PULSe), Logan Erbacher (Biological Sciences)


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!