Five New Predoctoral Researchers Join Stowers Graduate School

The second-ever cohort of predoctoral researchers arrived in August to start their graduate research program at the Stowers Institute. The small but diverse group hails from locales all over the Western Hemisphere with interests as diverse as their origins.

Left to right: Diego Páez-Moscoso, Zachary Lee, Adrienne Van Antwerp, Joaquin Navajas Acedo, and Elisabeth Bauerly.

Elisabeth Bauerly successfully tried her hand at research as a research technician in Stowers Investigator R. Scott Hawley’s lab before taking the plunge into Graduate School.

Zachary Lee, who received his BA in biochemistry from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, is drawn to proteins and hopes to apply advanced proteomic analysis to fields such as transcription.

Joaquín Navajas Acedo, who hails from Spain, studied developmental neurobiology and neuronal cell biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Diego Páez-Moscoso studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito and is one of the world’s foremost experts on Osornophryne, a genus of Andean plump toads.

Adrienne Van Antwerp, a native of Reno, Nevada, was captivated by Stowers Associate Investigator Kausik Si’s work on the molecular basis of memory when she spent the summer in his lab as a summer scholar last year.

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