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Welcome to the Streeter Lab at Marquette University
 We live, sleep, and breathe respiratory neural control research.

Recent News

January 17th, 2022

New manuscript available online

Our report describing a new form of respiratory plasticity induced by activation of phrenic afferents during diaphragm pacing is officially accepted and available online. Congrats to my team!

December 19th, 2022

Taylor passes his DQE

Taylor has successfully passed the first of two qualifying exams required for the  Exercise and Rehabilitation Science Program here at MU. Congratulations Taylor, this is a huge achievement. One down, one to go!

December 10th, 2022

Haozhi Huang joins the lab

We are thrilled to welcome Haozhi Huang aka "Frank" to the lab. Frank comes to us with a basic science background with experience in rehabilitation. Welcome Frank!

December 8th, 2022

American Physiology Summit meeting

The Streeter lab crew has officially submitted two abstracts to the inaugural APS meeting.  We are excited to share our new data and catch up with colleagues. Long Beach here we come!

December 1st, 2022

Nicole accepted into graduate school!

Seems like we've had lots of exciting news these last few months, most recently is the news of Nicole being accepted into a top Neuroscience graduate degree program. Nicole helped establish our lab and collected data for several manuscripts. We are sure sad to see her go, but know there's a bright future waiting for her.

November 15th, 2022

Carley accepted into medical school and awarded a scholarship!

A big congrats goes to Carley who recently heard she was accepted into medical school and also received a scholarship to enable her to continue to pursue her career path. We will miss you Carley, but we're excited to see where this journey takes you.


September 29th, 2022

Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement Program at Marquette

Marquette has a brand new immersive 2 year research-training program offering competitive pay with the goal of developing a diverse group of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). If you are an undergraduate thinking about biomedical focused research, check it out! Majors in multiple disciplines are accepted. 



September 19th, 2022

Dean's Award for Research by a Young Investigator

I am humbled and honored to have recently been awarded the Dean's Award for Research by a Young Investigator in recognition of outstanding commitment and dedication to excellence in research. A big thank you to everyone in the lab, I wouldn't have received this award without your dedication and hard work!

September 9th, 2022

Lab Logo Contest

We each spent the summer dreaming up lab logos and we finally unveiled the winner. A big congrats goes to Kaylyn! Your hand drawn neurons were a hit! 


September 1st, 2022

National PT Student Honor Society

Carrie was recently accepted into the National PT Student Honor Society. This society recognizes students demonstrating excellence, integrity, and professionalism. Congratulations Carrie!




August 13th, 2022

Showing support for Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association

We showed up and participated in the WASA 400 to help raise money for adaptive sports equipment for those in need around the state. The goal was to complete a lofty goal of 400 miles in two hours. We worked hard and managed to complete 167 miles! 

July 1st, 2022

Welcome Tony!

We are so excited to add Tony to our research group. We can't wait to see this partnership in action!

June 23rd, 2022

Way to go Nicole!

Nicole has been awarded a scholarship to attend the "Neuroanatomical Dissection Course: Human Brain and Spinal Cord" . Each Summer students and faculty gather to learn about the central nervous system through a three-day dissection and functional anatomy course held here at MU.


June 8th, 2022


Taylor has received a scholarship to attend the 17th PT Education Leadership Conference.  Taylor has a passion for physical therapy education and will spend three days participating in this conference designed for physical therapy educators. 

May 17th, 2022

Summer is Here.

The semester is officially complete! Grades are in and now it's time to get in the lab for a summer of research. We have several projects we are working to make progress on including testing stimulation parameters for our chronic diaphragm pacing studies and investigating the mechanisms that give rise to plasticity following acute phrenic afferent stimulation. 

April 1st, 2022

Experimental Biology

We packed our bags and headed to Philly to the final Experimental Biology meeting. We saw some of the sites around the city, took embarrassing lab photos, Nicole presented her first poster (and did an outstanding job), and we spent some much needed time catching up with colleagues. So excited for the inaugural American Physiological Society Meeting next Spring in Long Beach CA!

Feb 28th, 2022

Taylor wins runner up at 3MT

Taylor competed at this year's three minute thesis competition and took runner up. 

Jan 19th, 2022

Data set complete

Nicole finished collecting and analyzing her first data set for publication! This is a major accomplishment and is the result of a little luck and a lot of hard work. Job well done Nicole!

Jan 5th, 2022

Carley awarded a scholarship

Congratulations goes to Carley who was recently awarded the Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarship. Way to go Carley.

Jan 3rd, 2022

Lab Member Milestone

Congratulations to Taylor on completing and submitting his first external grant application! Good luck!

January 1st, 2022

Welcome Kaylyn!

The lab continues to grow! We are thrilled to officially welcome Kaylyn Schwichtenberg to the lab. We were lucky to have Kaylyn as an intern in the fall semester and are so excited she has chosen to stay with us. Kaylyn is a junior at Marquette and is finishing the undergraduate portion of her degree prior to entering the DPT program next year.


We have assembled an outstanding group of scientists who are devoted to  advancing our knowledge of respiratory neural control. We are always looking for motivated interested in respiratory research individuals to join our team, contact us below.


 The fundamental hypothesis guiding our work is that respiratory afferents induce spinal plasticity and facilitate remodeling within the respiratory neural network. Our laboratory uses a multi-disciplinary approach including behavioral studies, neurophysiological preparations, and molecular techniques to investigate the functional significance and therapeutic potential of respiratory afferent activation, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel rehabilitative strategies to improve cardiorespiratory control following cervical spinal cord injury 



If you are interested in our techniques or our studies focused on respiratory research, learn more by reading our publications. 




Marquette University is located in historic downtown Milwaukee, WI

If you are interested in learning more, have questions about our research, or want to join our team please contact us below:

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