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.
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.
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.
Christine Smoyer, Melvin Noé González and Amanda Bonner graduate from the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
Cassandra Kempf and Nicole Nuckolls are the latest GSSIMR predocs to have been awarded competitive funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.