A multipurpose tool

A little studied factor known as the Little Elongation Complex emerged as the Swiss Army knife of transcription in Ali Shilatifard's latest work.

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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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Flip that spindle

Matt Gibson's latest study explains how epithelial cells maintain order while being jostled by cell division.

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Finding Nematostella

Matt Gibson discovered that for the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis growing tentacles is a bit of a stretch.

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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

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

For the second year running, The Scientist magazine placed the Stowers Institute for Medical Research among the top three “Best Places to Work in Academia.”

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Graduate School

Virtual Fair

The Stowers Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to experience firsthand the intellectual and collaborative spirit of research.

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