The Graduate School is housed on the 10-acre campus of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. Lectures occur in conference and seminar rooms in the 600,000 square-foot facility, and laboratory work takes place in various laboratories and core facilities.
The campus of the Stowers Institute is regarded as one of the most technologically advanced biomedical research facilities ever built. Predoctoral researchers conduct research in laboratories and scientific support facilities that contain basic, common research supplies and equipment as well as specialized equipment as needed by that laboratory or facility. Scientists also share equipment that is housed in common research areas.
The Stowers Institute's support facilities encourage collaboration among scientists and foster efficiency in research. Each facility is headed by an expert in the field who works with research teams to offer access to the latest technology and techniques.
The Stowers Institute's Library is a quiet place for predoctoral researchers to study and write. Its holdings include over 250 journals and approximately 350 reference books. Inter-library loan, document delivery, poster printing, and software training are also available.
The Graduate School's administrative offices are in a central location within the Research Buildings. The area contains a comfortable space with wireless access in which predoctoral researchers can meet, exchange ideas, and socialize. The administrative offices house a kitchenette for snacks and beverages, a conference room, a place to practice scientific talks, and a workroom with printers and office supplies.
Predoctoral researchers may exercise in the Stowers Institute's fitness center, which is open 24 hours a day. Also available to predoctoral researchers are indoor and outdoor recreation, such as volleyball, basketball, bocce ball, and badminton. Predoctoral researchers may walk through or relax in the fountain garden on the west side of the campus.
The Stowers Café offers subsidized meals and a diverse menu. It is open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and makes available packaged meals for other times. A self-service espresso and tea station is open 24 hours a day in the Café and is free of charge.