Stowers Institute for Medical Research

About Stowers Institute for Medical Research

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is a world-class basic biomedical research organization focused on improving our understanding of fundamental mechanisms of biology and using this knowledge to guide the development of innovative treatments to improve human health.

Our dedicated scientists collaborate across a variety of disciplines, studying many different aspects of health and disease. A primary goal of our research is to understand the principles that guide the function and behavior of living organisms and individual cells. Discoveries resulting from this kind of research often prove to be major milestones along the path toward novel therapies and cures.

Jim Stowers, founder of American Century Investments, and his wife, Virginia, opened the Institute in 2000. Currently, the Institute is home to about 500 researchers and support personnel, over 20 independent research programs, and more than a dozen technology development, core and support facilities. In 2012, the Institute welcomed the first class of predoctoral researchers into The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute (GSSIMR).

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Biology Research Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Kansas City, MO
“I liked the mentorship environment—it allowed me to learn a lot at a very fast pace. Stowers also coordinated fun activities in KC for all interns to attend and enjoy ourselves.”

Summer Intern

May 2018 - July 2018 Kansas City, MO
“There was plenty of resources for students to participate in first-hand medical researches, and that really expanded the skills and knowledge I had.”
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