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Growth Cone


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!

December 2015
Ahmad, Cory, and Yuan present posters at the Annual ASCB meeting in San Diego.

November 2015
Cory’s paper on NOX expression in zebrafish got accepted in J. Comp Neurology. Congratulations Cory!

October 2015
Alex Pak from the PULSe program starts his rotation in the Suter lab. Welcome Alex!

August 2015
Ahmad’s paper got accepted in Biophys. J. His review also got accepted in Front. Cell. Neurosci. Congratulations Ahmad!

August 2015
Yingpei receives her PhD from Purdue. Congratulations Yingpei!

July 2015

Yingpei’s paper got accepted in Mol. Biol.Cell. Congratulations Yingpei!

June 2015
Suter Lab hosts Rodolfo Amezcua as SROP student for the summer 2015. Welcome Rodolfo!

May 2015
Aslihan Terzi successfully passes the Qualifying Exam and joins the Suter lab as new PhD student. Welcome, Aslihan!

May 2015
Yingpei successfully defends her thesis. Congratulations, Yingpei!

May 2015
Suter lab receives a grant from the Purdue NIH-targeted Funding Opportunities Initiative for the ROS project.

April 2015
Suter Lab participates at Purdue NanoDays and Spring Fest.

April 2015
Cory Weaver receives a second year of PRF grant support. Congratulations, Cory!

February 2015

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

December 2014
Cory, Yuan, and Daniel attend the ASCB meeting in Philadelphia. Cory’s abstract was selected for an ePoster talk. Congratulations, Cory!

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.

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

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

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


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!