Welcome to the Suter Lab!

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Growth Cone


August 2021

Cassandra Hannemann is our newest member of the SCI team. Welcome, Cassandra!

July 2021

Nina Fujii joins our lab as a volunteer working on a the zebrafish SCI project. Welcome, Nina!

July 2021

The video for the JoVE article on ROS imaging just came out. Congrats, Aslihan and Sabbir!

May 2021

Mehul Shrivastava is joining us this summer as undergraduate researcher and helps us in the fish facility. Welcome, Mehul!

May 2021

Soumi Mukherjee is doining her third rotation in our lab. Welcome, Soumi!

April 2021

The lab has received a grant from the Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund’s (ISCBIRF) to conduct a drug screen with zebrafish larvae to identify new drugs for treatment of spinal cord injury.

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. Catherine helps us in the fish facility. Welcome everybody!

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!




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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