Quick Facts

Our Mission

To make a significant contribution to humanity through medical research by expanding our understanding of the secrets of life and by improving life’s quality through innovative approaches to the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases.

Our Founders

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research was established through the extraordinary generosity of Kansas Citians Jim and Virginia Stowers, who dedicated their personal fortune to improving human health through basic research. The first laboratories opened in November of 2000.

Contact Us

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 926-4000
information@stowers.org

 

The Stowers Institute by the numbers

1
National Academy of Sciences member

6
American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows

2
Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

20
Principal Investigators

  • Susan Abmayr, Ph.D.
  • Peter Baumann, Ph.D.
  • Joan Conaway, Ph.D.
  • Ron Conaway, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer Gerton, Ph.D.
  • Matthew Gibson, Ph.D.
  • Scott Hawley, Ph.D.
  • Sue Jaspersen, Ph.D.
  • Robert E. Krumlauf, Ph.D.
  • Linheng Li, Ph.D.
  • Rong Li, Ph.D.
  • Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D.
  • Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D.
  • Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D.
  • Kausik Si, Ph.D.
  • Paul Trainor, Ph.D.
  • Jerry Workman, Ph.D.
  • Ting Xie, Ph.D.
  • Ron Yu, Ph.D.
  • Julia Zeitlinger, Ph.D.

     

11
Core technology centers and facilities

  • Computational Biology
  • Cytometry
  • Histology
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory Animal Services
  • Media Prep. & Tissue Culture
  • Microscopy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Proteomics
  • Reptiles and Aquatics
  • Screening

     

 

73
Scientists providing core support

75
Postdoctoral researchers and fellows

58
Graduate students

80
Technicians and research specialists

4
Research advisors

  • Microarray analysis
  • Imaging
  • Modeling
  • Mathematics

540
Staff members

>150
Ongoing research projects

11
State-of-the-art scientific support facilities

3
Stowers training programs:

  • Graduate Program in Biology
  • Summer Scholars program
  • Postdoctoral Training Program

2
Affiliated Graduate Programs

>$1 billion
Spent on research

10 acre
Campus

600,000 square foot
Research facility in the center of Kansas City

280,000 square foot
Storage and support facilities in South Kansas City