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Growth Cone


April 2014
Vidhya’s second paper on NADPH oxidase in neuronal growth cones just came out in J. Neurochem.

August 2014
Amy Seifert and Dayoon Kwon join the lab as undergraduate researchers. Welcome Amy and Dayoon!”

September 2014
Rachel Wu (PULSe) and Aslihan Terzi (Biology) will rotate in our lab during the academics year 2014/15. Welcome Rachel and Aslihan!

November 2014
Daniel co-organizes a meeting on “Axonal Transport and Neuronal Mechanics” to be held at the Mathematical Bioscience Institute (MBI) at Ohio State University on November 3-7, 2014. Ahmad gives a short talk on his research on force measurements in growth cones.

December 2014

Cory, Yuan, and Daniel attend the ASCB meeting in Philadelphia. Cory’s abstract was selected for an ePoster talk. Congratulations, Cory!

February 2015

Ahmad presents his research with a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Feb 7-11.

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!