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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Lacking nerves

Children with Hirschsprung Disease are born lacking nerves that innervate the large intestine. Paul Trainor explores the causes behind the genetic disorder.

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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

Molecular biologist Kausik Si is not afraid of tackling big questions or exploring brand new hypotheses. He has good cause to believe that prions are what make memories stick.

In the Spotlight

Deadline for applications is October 31. For more information, and to submit your application, visit our faculty search page.

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Graduate School

The Graduate School of The Stowers Institute

Get on a creative and stimulating path towards your PhD in Biology. Application materials are due on or before December 1, 2014. 

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