Steven Suter, VMD, PhD
Dr. Suter is a small animal internist and director of the Canine Bone Marrow Tranplant Unit at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. His research interests focus primarily on hematologic malignancies in companion animals, specifically canine and feline lymphoma. Elucidating the underlying molecular abnormalities associated with these diseases, as well as the development of novel therapeutics is the main thrust of his laboratory. Although canine lymphoma is phenotypically and biologically similar to human non-Hodgkin’s diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, it is not known if these disease share similar genetic perturbations. Dr. Suter’s research goal is to elucidate these perturbations in dogs with lymphoma to both enhance dog lymphoma as a pertinent large animal model of human NHL and develop more targeted therapeutics for this disease. In addition, having built a canine bone marrow transplant unit, he is interested in developing the field of therapeutic apheresis in companion animals in general and using this technology to treat canine hematologic malignancies using both autologous and allogeneic peripheral blood hematopoietic cell transplantation.