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Brian Slaughter

Vice President of Science Operations

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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Courses Taught

Cell Biology; Genetics


After receiving a dual B.A. in chemistry and mathematics from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, in 1999, Slaughter taught science and math before pursuing his graduate work at the University of Kansas. There he studied the biophysics of a calcium signaling protein in the lab of Carey Johnson, Ph.D., receiving a Ph.D. in chemistry in 2005. Following this, he pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of former investigator Rong Li, Ph.D., at the Stowers Institute. In 2010, he transitioned to a role as a Research Advisor, collaborating with Stowers Investigators on adapting microscopy methods for use in a wide range of research organisms. In 2015, Slaughter became Co-Head of the Microscopy Center, then Co-Director of Microscopy, Imaging, and Big Data in 2019. In 2022, he was appointed Senior Director of Research Support overseeing the various Technology Centers, including Microscopy, Sequencing, Proteomics, and Model Research Organisms, teaming with the Scientific Director and the Chief Scientific Director to oversee scientific technology at the Institute. In 2024, Slaughter was promoted to Vice President of Research Operations with expanded responsibility overseeing the scientific operations teams across the Institute.

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