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

After learning that Hox genes could produce fruit flies with legs where antennae should be, developmental biologist Paul Trainor developed an appreciation for the power of genetics fueling his interest in how the vertebrate head and face is formed.

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Much More Than Pretty Pictures
Got a biological question that could be answered by microscopy? The Stowers Microscopy Center can suggest just the right scope for you.

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Graduate School

The Graduate School of The Stowers Institute

The Stowers Summer Scholars Program is open for undergraduates interested in summer research at the Stowers Institute.

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