Stowers News

Explainable AI for decoding genome biology

Feb 18 2021

Opening the black box to uncover the rules of the genome’s regulatory code

The birth of BPNet—a true interdisciplinary collaboration

Feb 18 2021

A behind-the-paper glimpse at how scientific discoveries come to life

By Melissa Fryman

Sánchez Alvarado named Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer for the Stowers Institute

Jan 26 2021

KANSAS CITY, MOThe Stowers Institute for Medical Research is pleased to announce that Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD, Investigator and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator, has been named the Institute’s new Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer.

A niche for the eye

Jan 12 2021

KANSAS CITY, MOWhat if the degenerative eye conditions that lead to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and cataracts could be detected and treated before vision is impaired? Recent findings from the lab of Investigator Ting Xie, PhD, at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research point to the ciliary body as a key to unlocking this possibility.

Hawley Lab brings silkworms to Stowers

Dec 15 2020

KANSAS CITY, MOThe silkworm, prized for the extremely long single thread of silk that makes up its cocoon, has been domesticated for over 5000 years. Although it has been the long-standing basis of the sericulture or silk farming industry, the silkworm wasn’t often the subject of biological research until the early 1900s. Now, the silkworm is one of the most well-studied lepidopteran model systems worldwide, and a recent arrival at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

Doubling down on protein complex modeling

Nov 30 2020

KANSAS CITY, MOResearchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have developed an approach that integrates several technologies to build detailed structural models of protein complexes, which are made up of multiple proteins that assemble and work together to perform a biological function.

Small differences, big impact

Nov 17 2020

A Hox paradigm for studying protein evolution

KANSAS CITY, MOIn a new study, researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have identified a handful of variations in an amino acid sequence critical for retaining the ancestral function of a gene over the course of 600 million years of evolution.

Rohner, Zanders recognized for research contributions

Nicolas Rohner and Sarah Zanders Photo
Oct 6 2020

KANSAS CITY, MOTwo early-career Stowers investigators were recently recognized for having a significant impact on their fields. Assistant Investigator Nicolas Rohner, PhD, received a prestigious and highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.

Not your usual fish tale

Sep 4 2020

A comparative study of two fish species offers important clues about vertebrate regeneration

KANSAS CITY, MOWhy do some vertebrate animals like salamanders have the ability to regenerate a wide range of organs and tissues while others, such as most mammals, don’t? Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research recently found a new piece to the regeneration puzzle.

Stowers researchers supported by multiple mid-year award announcements

Sep 1 2020

KANSAS CITY, MOSeveral lab leaders at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research received award notifications during the past few months.

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