Associate Professor of Medical Oncology
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Graduate Group: Cell and Molecular Biology
Thesis Topic: The isolation and characterization of a population of canine putative hematopoietic progenitor cells and their use as targets for retroviral mediated gene therapy
The Suter lab studies the molecular underpinnings of canine and feline lymphoma and is involved in the development of novel therapeutics for these diseases. They are also involved in a collaboration with UNC via the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research in an effort to determine if canine lymphoma is a relevant model, on a molecular level, of a variant of human non-Hodgkin's lymphoma called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Finally, Dr. Suter's group has opened the world's first clinical canine bone marrow transplantation unit where dogs with lymphoma are treated via peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, a technique used to treat human lymphoma patients on a regular basis.