It takes two to court

How does the mammalian brain processes sensory information to elicit courtship behaviors?

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A brand new tune

The musicians are the same but the tune is new, when the unusual interplay of Notch and BMP shapes a critical eye structure, reports Ting Xie.

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Patterns of development

For a tiny embryo to grow into an adult organism, the activity of thousands of genes must be tightly orchestrated. Julia Zeitlinger studies this intricate molecular dance.

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Explore and discover

Summer Scholars pursue independent, hands-on research projects that challenge their imagination and allow them to experience the excitement of discovery firsthand.

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A Vibrant Community

The Stowers Institute attracts the best minds from all over the world. At last count, our scientists and students hailed from 30 different countries.

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Meet Our Scientists

At every turn, fate conspired against Ron Yu's plan for the future. Not one to be discouraged, Yu transformed life’s random events into fruitful opportunities and a successful research career.

In the Spotlight

The Stowers Microscopy Center answers many biological questions and can suggest the right microscope for you.

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Graduate School

The Graduate School of The Stowers Institute

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute grants a Ph.D. in biology to young scientists who will revolutionize 21st century biology.

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