Stowers Institute- STARS Program on April 12

For the past couple of years Abby Freeman, Vice President for Administration at the Stowers Institute, has been running a couple-times-a-year Saturday morning program in which teachers hear about the research being conducted at Stowers from the PI’s and postdocs themselves. The next program is offered on Saturday, April 12, from 8:30 to 12:30.

8:30 – 8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15 Teacher Introductions and a Look inside Stowers

9:15 – 10:00 “Lessons Learned from Yeast about Human Leukemia”
Ali Shilatifard – PI

10:00 – 10:45 “All You Can Eat Buffet – Perspectives from Worms and Humans”
Ho Yi Mak, Assistant Investigator

10:45 – 11:30 “Location, Location, Location: Regulation of Gene Expression
through Chromosome Positioning”
Sue Jaspersen, Assistant Investigator

11:30 – 11:45 Tour of the Stowers Institute

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Stowers Cafe
(a box lunch is provided for those that register)

Register as a new STARS participant and/or RSVP for the Symposium at It is open to all educators. The Stowers institute for Medical Research is located at 1000 E 5th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Hope to see you all there!



Author: Eric Kessler

I am a high school biology teacher at Blue Valley North High School where I have taught freshman Biology and Honors Biology, Field Biology, Zoology, and AP Biology for the past 15 years. I am sponsor of the Environmental Club and our molecular modeling S.M.A.R.T. Team program. I am also the current treasurer of the Kansas Herpetological Society. Although I like most things biological, I have specific interests in the natural history of KS endemics (the outdoors) and things molecular. I am a pretty avid reader, I enjoy maintaining my website, and taking photographs. I plan on having students blogging and creating podcasts by the end of the year.

One thought on “Stowers Institute- STARS Program on April 12”

  1. If you’ve never done one of these you really ought to make time to attend one. They are truly outstanding, a great way to get current information on exciting local research. They also provide very good food and are very gracious hosts. The tour of the building is also very impressive – it’s a really fine facility – something to take pride in that it is local. I just wish we’d firm up our local legislative environment related to stem cell research so the Stowers could continue to grow locally in the way they intended.

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