Welcome to the Suter Lab!

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Growth Cone


March 2021

Aslihan visits us for the JoVE video shoot. Welcome back, Aslihan!

March 2021

Nimod Janson is doing his second rotation in our lab. Welcome, Nimod!

February 2021

The JoVE article on ROS live cell imaging got accepted! Congratulations, Aslihan and Sabbir!

January 2021

Ant Murphy is doing his 3rd rotation in our lab. Welcome, Ant!

January 2021

Laura joins our lab as MS student. Neha joins us as new undergraduate researcher. Welcome both, Laura and Neha!

December 2020

Aslihan has given an excellent Minisymposium talk about her work at Cell Bio Virtual 2020!

November 2020

Aslihan's paper has just been published in Dev. Neurobiology. Congratulations, Aslihan!

October 2020

Paola will join the lab as new PhD student. Welcome, Paola!

September 2020

Gentry Lee joins the lab as research assistant helping us in several projects. Welcome, Gentry!

September 2020

Aslihan's Cell Bio Virtual 2020 abstract has been selected for a Minisymposium talk. Congratulations, Aslihan!

August 2020

We received a Indiana CTSI Core Pilot Grant for confocal use of Purdue Imaging Facility!

August 2020

Paola Vega-Rodriguez does her first rotations in our lab. Welcome, Paola!

July 2020

Aslihan successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Terzi!

June 2020

The lab just received a NIH R01 grant for the project on Nox in axonal growth and guidance!

June 2020

Our COVID-19 SOP was just approved. Back to the lab, finally!

May 2020

We received a PIIN Grand Challenges grant to study axonal regeneration in collaboration with the Shi, Leung, Kim, and Huang labs!




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.

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Neuroscience available

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

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