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

Recent News

October 26th, 2023

EXRS Seminar Series

Today we welcome our friend and colleague Dr. Milap Sandhu to campus as our EXRS Seminar Series speaker. We heard about the outstanding studies being performed at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and critical feedback on our new and ongoing studies. Thanks Dr. Sandhu!

October 21st, 2023

WI Midbrains Conference

Three students represented the lab this weekend by attending and presenting posters at the Midwest Regional undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience in Green Bay. 

October 12th, 2023

EXRS Seminar Series

Haozhi Huang gave a great summary of his project and data looking the role of a potent supplement to reduce inflammation after spinal cord injury at today's Exercise and Rehabilitation Science Seminar Series.

October 8th, 2023

WI APTA Conference

Congrats to one of our talented DPT students who show cased her work at the Wisconsin American Physical Therapy Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells this past weekend.

October 1st, 2023

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation

Faculty and students from the Department of Physical Therapy and clinicians from the Neurorecovery Clinic at MU joined the annual Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Run/Walk to raise money and awareness for spinal cord injury Research. 

September 14th, 2023

URISE Scholar

Shout out to one of our new lab members Amanda for being selected as a U-RISE scholar. This preeminent undergraduate research training scholarship program will surely provide a great foundation to a career in biomedical science research!


August 27th, 2023

Welcome new students

With the start of the semester near, we welcome three new students to the lab. Rachel, Peyton and Amanda. We are excited to initiate new projects and add new skills, diversity, and female scientists to the lab!


August 8th, 2023

Mary McMillan Scholarship Award

Previous lab member, Carrie Schmitz received the American Physical therapy Association Mary McMillan Scholarship Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the society. Congrats Carrie!

May 18th, 2023

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Funding

We are so excited and honored to receive funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for spinal cord injury research. The funded projects will focus on recording phrenic afferent activity after spinal injury and using Adeno-associated viral approaches to manipulate afferent activity to improve breathing after injury. 



May 11th, 2023

Open Position

We are looking for motivated individual to fill a full-time lab technician position in the Streeter Lab. This individual will work as part of a team exploring mechanisms of plasticity and an exciting area of respiratory neural control: afferent mediated changes in respiratory motor output. More details on this position can be found here:  

May 4th, 2023

Carley's new adventure

Although we are so sad to see her go, we are so proud that Carley was accepted to the Medical College of Wisconsin and will be starting her new adventure.

April 21st, 2023

APS Summit

What an outstanding  meeting in Long Beach CA. Dr. Taylor Holmes was awarded the Respiration Section Research Recognition Award, Nicole Popp's received an abstract distinction, and Dr. Streeter shared some of our work at the annual Respiration Section Mixer. 



March 7th, 2023

PhD candidate

Dr. Taylor Holmes successfully passed his proposal defense and is now officially a PhD Candidate in the Exercise and Rehabilitation Science PhD Program. This was definitely a proud mentor moment!

February 24th, 2023

Three Minute Thesis competition

Carley did an outstanding job sharing her research at the annual Three Minute Thesis competition. Way to go Carly! 

February 10th, 2023

Featured article

Each year the College of Health Sciences publishes a magazine highlighting accomplishments and activities of members in our college. We are honored that this year our lab was featured alongside our colleagues for our work on spinal cord injury.

February 7th, 2023

Dr. Taylor Holmes receives the APTA Acute Care Research Seed Grant Award

A big congratulations goes to Dr. Taylor Holmes as he was selected to receive the 2022 Research Seed Grant from the APTA Acute Care. @TaylorCHolmes

January 17th, 2023

New manuscript available online

Our report describing a novel form of respiratory plasticity induced by activation of phrenic afferents during diaphragm pacing is now available online. A big congrats to my team!  


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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