First PhD Awarded by Stowers Graduate School

After successfully defending his thesis on December 12, 2016, Kobe Yuen became the first graduate of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Yuen joined the graduate program from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In January, Kobe began a postdoctoral fellowship at Genentech in their immunology-oncology group.

Yuen performed his thesis work in the Gerton Lab, where he characterized proteins involved in maintaining the three-dimensional organization of chromosomes. Investigator and mentor Jennifer Gerton, PhD, shares, “I’m so proud of Kobe and the quality of his work. He is a terrific scientist and has set a high bar for Stowers predoctoral researchers. His motivation and creativity will make him an asset in his postdoc position in cancer biology research at Genentech.”