Welcome to the Suter Lab

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Growth Cone


May 2013

Ahmad Athamneh and Yuan Ren have joined our lab as postdoctoral associate and graduate student, respectively. Welcome Ahmad and Yuan!

April 2013

Suter Lab participates at Purdue Spring Fest http://www.bio.purdue.edu/bionews/?p=1233 and NanoDays http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/nanotechnology/nanodays/

Cory Weaver receives the Department of Biological Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2013. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Cory on his Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA) Excellence in Teaching Award!

Dec 2012

Yingpei presents her work on Src regulation of growth cone dynamics at the ASCB meeting.

Sep 2012

The Suter Lab receives an NSF grant to study chemical and mechanical signaling in growth cones.

June 2012

Congratulations to Yingpei He for receiving a  travel award from the Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Scholarship Fund!

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!