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

Recent News

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! https://acapt.org/resources/students/national-student-honor-society



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 didn't quite reach it this year, but we did manage to do 167 miles. We got this next year! For more on WASA see: https://www.wasa.org/home 

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. For more information see: https://www.marquette.edu/health-sciences/continuing-education/neuroanatomical.php. 

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 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

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