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Portrait of Michelle Lewallen

Michelle Lewallen

Senior Manager, Research Development Support

B.S., Biochemistry, Colorado State University
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Courses Taught

 Science Communications; Research Ethics Pre-course; Responsible Conduct of Research


Michelle Lewallen, Ph.D., is the Senior Manager of Research Development Support for the Stowers Institute. In this role, she oversees the external grants program at the Institute, beginning at the proposal stage through the award management stage. In addition to the administration of external funding, a major focus of the Research Development Support team is on training in proposal preparation and strategic development of grant projects.

Lewallen has a B.S. in biochemistry with a chemistry minor from Colorado State University. She received her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, researching pancreatic cancer in the laboratory of Tony Hollingsworth, Ph.D. After completing postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Ting Xie, Ph.D., at the Stowers Institute, Lewallen transitioned into a role leading the strategic development of grant proposals for the Institute. Her role has now expanded to overseeing the administration of external grants. In addition to experience in grant program management, Lewallen emphasizes training of predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the critical skill of grant writing. Lewallen also led development of the Responsible Conduct of Research course at Stowers.

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