Join us as we look back on the accomplishments and memorable moments from 2023 ranging from graduation and educational opportunities to impactful scientific research.
21 December 2023
It was a year full of celebration, scientific discovery, and career-enhancing educational opportunities for members of our Graduate School. Learn more about their Graduate School experience in the 2023 review below.
1. Celebrating our graduates
The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments and future endeavors of the graduates who are continuing their scientific discoveries at cutting edge industry positions and at academic institutions including Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, and The Rockefeller University. Learn more about the record number of graduates we honored.
3. Scientists in the Zeitlinger Lab use computational approaches to learn the fate of cells
In our "Look in the Lab" series, Stowers Graduate School Predoctoral Researcher, Kaelan Brennan, showcased the research he works on in the Zeitlinger lab. “We use experimental and computational approaches to study the mechanisms that the cell uses to turn genes on and off during development and across evolution,” Brennan said. Learn more about the work.
4. Research Scholars Postbaccalaureate Program commences its third year
The Stowers Graduate School welcomed its newest and largest class of 12 predoctoral researchers into its Ph.D. program in 2023. This program is designed to provide these early-career researchers with invaluable education and immersive experiences that will refine their skills, expand their intellectual horizons, and shape them into adept and accomplished scientists. Learn more about the new class.
7. Cavefish Development and Evolution: A research review
Amruta Swaminathan and Fanning Xia in the cavefish facility at the Stowers Institute.
The Mexican tetra fish, Astyanax mexicanus, is a powerful system to study genetics underpinning evolution and adaptation. These fish that populate both rivers and underground caves in Central America have the potential to unlock insights for treating human diseases related to metabolism like diabetes. Read more about a review from two predoctoral researchers published in in the journal Trends in Genetics.