The Stowers Institute for Medical Research held a celebration Wednesday, October 4, 2023, to recognize 49 members who had reached 20 years of service. Our founders, Jim and Virginia Stowers, envisioned establishing the Institute as a long-term investment for advancing foundational knowledge in biology for the benefit of all.
Stowers President and Chief Scientific Officer Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado and Scientific Director Kausik Si officiated the ceremony. “To the individuals who have been a part of the Institute for 20 years, you made it possible for all of us to dream big to accomplish science.” said Sánchez Alvarado in his remarks. “This has real meaning—meaning that is going to outlive us all—and we thank you for all you have done.”
The Institute members were celebrated in order of the year they joined.
1997: Charlene McCracken
1999: Berry Alexander
2000: Chad Harvey, Jeff Haug, Xi He, Robb Krumlauf, Linheng Li, Heather Marshall, Xiaoqing Song, Susan Weigel, Leanne Wiedemann
2001: Charles Banks, Charles Clark, Tim Geary, Pam Hartman, Scott Hawley, Tonyea Inglis, David Karr, Max Lyle, Chieri Sato, Shigeo Sato, Carrie Scott, David Stiens, Toni Tormanen, Paul Trainor, Teresa Woody, Karin Zueckert-Gaudenz
2002: Michael Boyer, Malcolm Cook, Mike Elmore, Rory Fender, Jennifer Gerton, Christof Nolte, Rose Owens, Tari Parmely, Jamie Peterson, Youbin Xiang
2003: Debra Dukes, Laurence Florens, Erica Frazier, Cathy Lake, Carol Robinson, Shannon Scott, Chris Seidel, Tamaki Suganuma, Selene Swanson, Tony Torello, Jerry Workman, Judy Zimmerman
“We have a tremendous amount of gratitude for everything you have done and continue to do every day to ensure that we have an institution that is going to make a significant impact in understanding biology,” said Sánchez Alvarado. “If our founders were to see that many of the people that embarked on this journey with them are still working at the Institute, they would be extremely proud of what’s happening today.”
Congratulations to these members of the Stowers Institute on reaching this milestone of dedication and service.