Ben Suter, Ph.D.

Neuroscience  &  Engineering

Bilateral Neurocircuitry Lab, Universität Basel

Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBE)

Hegenheimermattweg 167C, 4123 Allschwil, Switzerland

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ORCID: 0000-0002-9885-6936

Resources: NetPyNE (multi-scale simulation platform), Ephus (flexible data acquisition software), Corticospinal reconstructions and NEURON model, Neuronal 3D length-density analysis software.



  • Dura-Bernal S, Neymotin SA, Suter BA, Dacre J, Moreira JVS, Urdapilleta E, Schiemann J, Duguid I, Shepherd GMG, and Lytton WW (2023). Multiscale model of primary motor cortex circuits predicts in vivo cell-type-specific, behavioral state-dependent dynamics. Cell Reports (in press).
  • Guzman SJ, Schlögl A, Espinoza C, Zhang X, Suter BA, Jonas P (2021). How connectivity rules and synaptic properties shape the efficacy of pattern separation in the entorhinal cortex-dentate gyrus-CA3 network. Nature Computational Science, 1(12), 830-842.
  • Vandael D, Okamoto Y, Borges-Merjane C, Vargas-Barroso V, Suter BA, Jonas P (2021). Subcellular patch-clamp techniques for single-bouton stimulation and simultaneous pre- and postsynaptic recording at cortical synapses. Nature Protocols, 16(6), 2947-2967.
  • Dura-Bernal S, Suter BA, Gleeson P, Cantarelli M, Quintana A, Rodriguez F, Kedziora DJ, Chadderdon GL, Kerr CC, Neymotin SA, McDougal RA, Hines M, Shepherd GMG, Lytton WW (2019). NetPyNE, a tool for data-driven multiscale modeling of brain circuits. eLife, e44494+.
  • Neymotin SA, Suter BA, Dura-Bernal S, Shepherd GMG, Migliore M, Lytton WW (2017). Optimizing computer models of corticospinal neurons to replicate in vitro dynamics. Journal of Neurophysiology 117:148-162.
  • Yamawaki N, Suter BA, Wickersham IR, Shepherd GMG (2016). Combining optogenetics and electrophysiology to analyze projection neuron circuits. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 2016 (10), pdb.prot090084+.
  • Heuermann RJ, Jaramillo TC, Ying S-W, Suter BA, Lyman KA, Han Y, Lewis AS, Hampton TG, Shepherd GMG, Goldstein PA, Chetkovich DM (2016). Reduction of thalamic and cortical Ih by deletion of TRIP8b produces a mouse model of human absence epilepsy. Neurobiology of Disease 85:81-92.
  • Joshi A, Middleton JW, Anderson CT, Borges K, Suter BA, Shepherd GMG, Tzounopoulos T (2015). Cell-specific activity-dependent fractionation of layer 2/35B excitatory signaling in mouse auditory cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience 35:3112-3123.
  • Suter BA, Shepherd GMG (2015). Reciprocal interareal connections to corticospinal neurons in mouse M1 and S2. The Journal of Neuroscience 35:2959-2974.
  • Yamawaki N, Borges K, Suter BA, Harris KD, Shepherd GMG (2014). A genuine layer 4 in motor cortex with prototypical synaptic circuit connectivity. eLife, e05422+.
  • Suter BA, Yamawaki N, Borges K, Li X, Kiritani T, Hooks BM, Shepherd GMG (2014). Neurophotonics applications to motor cortex research: a review. Neurophotonics 1:011008.
  • Chadderdon GL, Mohan A, Suter BA, Neymotin SA, Kerr CC, Francis JT, Shepherd GM, Lytton WW (2014) Motor cortex microcircuit simulation based on brain activity mapping. Neural computation 26:1239-1262.
  • Suter BA, Migliore M, Shepherd GMG (2013). Intrinsic electrophysiology of mouse corticospinal neurons: a class-specific triad of spike-related properties. Cereb. Cortex 23:1965-1977.
  • Sheets PL, Suter BA, Kiritani T, Chan CS, Surmeier DJ, Shepherd GMG (2011). Corticospinal-specific HCN expression in mouse motor cortex: Ih-dependent synaptic integrateion as a candidate microcircuit mechanism involved in motor control. J Neurophysiol. 106:2216-2231.
  • Gordon G, Kaplan DM, Lankow B, Little DYJ, Sherwin J, Suter BA, Thaler L (2011). Towards an integrated approach to perception and action: conference report and future directions. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 5:20. (all authors contributed equally and are listed alphabetically)
  • Suter BA, O'Connor T, Iyer V, Petreanu L, Hooks BM, Kiritani T, Svoboda K and Shepherd GMG (2010). Ephus: multipurpose data acquisition software for neuroscience experiments. Front. Neurosci. 4:53.

Preprints - Neuroscience

  • Dura-Bernal S, Neymotin SA, Suter BA, Shepherd GMG, Lytton WW (2019). Multiscale dynamics and information flow in a data-driven model of the primary motor cortex microcircuit. bioRxiv, 201707.
  • Guzman SJ, Schlögl A, Espinoza C, Zhang X, Suter BA, Jonas P (2019). Fast signaling and focal connectivity of PV+ interneurons ensure efficient pattern separation by lateral inhibition in a full-scale dentate gyrus network model. bioRxiv, 647800.

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