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Meet the new GSSIMR predocs Sep 2 2020

This year we welcome eight predoctoral researchers to the Graduate School.

Staffing Updates at GSSIMR Aug 27 2020

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research recently added Jinelle Wint, Ph.D., to the staff as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

Progress continues in pandemic Jun 4 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made its mark globally for disrupting life and The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute is no exception.


GSSIMR COVID Response Mar 24 2020

Read the GSSMIR COVID Response

Making the switch Mar 12 2020

After two months in their first rotation, the GSSIMR predoctoral researchers have shifted into new labs for March and April.

GSSIMR welcomes new board members Mar 5 2020

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors: Caroline M. Kane, Ph.D., and Lois M. Nora, M.D., JD, MBA.

Grad School interview tips Feb 11 2020

This weekend marks the beginning of the GSSIMR recruitment process for the 2020-21 academic year. Each predoctoral candidate visiting the Stowers Institute will have the opportunity to present their research, meet individually with faculty members, tour the Institute, and talk with current predoctoral researchers.

Access to leaders in science Feb 6 2020

GSSIMR predocs can get up close and personal with many of the brightest minds and most accomplished scientists in research today. 

With a new year come exciting possiblities Jan 23 2020

The GSSIMR predoctoral researchers recently completed all their required coursework and, in just five months from the start of the program, are now fully immersed in research.

Convening the class Sep 12 2019

The 2019 predoctoral researchers have arrived and are already immersed in the Graduate School curriculum. They will spend the next several months engaged in module courses that will provide them with a framework of knowledge and capabilities that will lead them into laboratory rotations beginning in January. Read more about this year’s dynamic group.

Summer Scholars shine Sep 10 2019

For the thirty students who participated in the Stowers Summer Scholars Program, the culmination of their hard work was on display for the Stowers community, family, and friends at the Scholars’ poster session. Each Scholar presented a poster detailing the research they had conducted throughout the summer.

Welcome 2019 Stowers Summer Scholars May 31 2019

The Graduate School welcomes a group of undergraduates for eight weeks of immersive learning and research. This year’s ensemble includes thirty students from eight countries on four continents. 

2019 Graduation festivities May 30 2019

Christine Smoyer, Melvin Noé González and Amanda Bonner graduate from the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

GSSIMR predocs clinch competitive awards May 8 2019

Cassandra Kempf and Nicole Nuckolls are the latest GSSIMR predocs to have been awarded competitive funding.

GSSIMR graduate receives prestigious Jane Coffin Childs Award Apr 16 2019

Cori Cahoon, PhD, who graduated from GSSIMR in spring of 2018 and is currently conducting her postdoctoral research at the University of Oregon, was recently awarded the Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship.

Pomp and circumstance Oct 1 2018

In 2018, two predoctoral researchers were awarded the degree of Ph.D. by the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Wanqing Shao, Ph.D., and Cori Cahoon, Ph.D., were hooded and received their diplomas in a ceremony attended by their colleagues, mentors, friends, and family.

Predocs snag NIH grants Jul 1 2018

Karla Terrazas, a predoctoral researcher in the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute, and Blake Ebner, a predoctoral researcher in the MD-PhD Physician Scientist Training Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center who is completing his research project in the Si Lab each receive fellowship funding.

Betty Drees, M.D., named President of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research Mar 1 2018

Esteemed physician and educator Betty M. Drees, M.D., FACP, was recently appointed president of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

A summer to remember Jul 1 2017

Summer days bring pool time, sunshine, hanging out with friends, and sleeping long into the morning for some college students. It can be a quieter time of year with a break from a busy school schedule. But for other students, summer days bring lab research, exciting discoveries, and a one-of-a-kind scientific experience.