Holding Hands

Why do chromosomes sometimes appear as if they are "acrobats holding hands"?

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A Rising Star

The starlet sea anemone offers clues to how animal body plans develop.

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Corrupting Proteins

How and why do some proteins transform themselves into a different shape that “infect” other proteins?

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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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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

“In biology, the first thing I am drawn to is aesthetics,” says developmental biologist Matt Gibson. From there, he tries to understand the genetic, molecular and physical mechanisms underlying the beauty of nature.

In the Spotlight

The Scientific Micro Imaging exhibit is on display at the UMKC Miller Nichols Library. These colorful images of organisms, tissues, and cells provide scientific insight for our researchers but also demonstrate the beauty of biology. Explore the free exhibit through December 13.

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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.

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