Distinct Mutations

New research from the Trainor Lab focuses on three distinct genetic mutations that cause Treacher Collins syndrome.


A Secret Weapon

What are we learning from studying fish that may help us prevent human hearing loss?


Alternate Identities

The molecule elongin A plays multiple roles in the transcription process. Discover how it morphs from one identity to the other.


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.


Meet Our Scientists

Growing up hunting and fishing in a small town in Illinois, Jerry Workman thought he might become a wildlife biologist. Instead, he dove deep into the cell’s nucleus and overturned most of what was known about gene regulation.

In the Spotlight

Experience the spirit of science through A Look in the Lab — a new site featuring an ongoing series of short videos that take you into Stowers labs and introduce some of the basic biological research topics our scientists are exploring.


Graduate School

The Graduate School of The Stowers Institute

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute will prepare a select group of young scientists whose truly transformative and integrative approaches to research will revolutionize 21st century biology.