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

The Stowers Institute by the numbers

National Academy of
Sciences members


Howard Hughes Medical
Institute investigators

American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows

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.


Scientists providing core support

Postdoctoral researchers and fellows

Predoctoral researchers

Technicians and research specialists

Staff members

Ongoing research projects


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

Stowers training programs

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

Affiliated Graduate Programs  

>$1 billion
Spent on research

10 acre

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

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