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

3
National Academy of
Sciences members

 

1
Howard Hughes Medical
Institute investigators

7
American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows

20
Principal Investigators

  • Ariel Bazzini, Ph.D.
  • Joan Conaway, Ph.D.
  • Ron Conaway, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer Gerton, Ph.D.
  • Matthew Gibson, Ph.D.
  • Randal Halfmann, Ph.D.
  • Scott Hawley, Ph.D.
  • Sue Jaspersen, Ph.D.
  • Robert E. Krumlauf, Ph.D.
  • Linheng Li, Ph.D.
  • Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D.
  • Nicolas Rohner, Ph.D.
  • Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D.
  • Kausik Si, Ph.D.
  • Paul Trainor, Ph.D.
  • Jerry Workman, Ph.D.
  • Ting Xie, Ph.D.
  • Ron Yu, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Zanders, Ph.D.
  • Julia Zeitlinger, Ph.D.

 

70
Scientists providing core support

60
Postdoctoral researchers and fellows

60
Predoctoral researchers

80
Technicians and research specialists

550
Staff members

>150
Ongoing research projects

16

Scientific Support Teams

  • Biomathematics
  • Computational Biology
  • Cytometry
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Fly Stocks
  • Genomics
  • Histology
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory Animal Services
  • Media Preparation
  • Microscopy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Proteomics
  • Reptiles and Aquatics
  • Screening
  • Tissue Culture
     

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