Jen Gerton
Jennifer Gerton, Investigator
Associate Professor, Kansas University School of Medicine
Member, Kansas University Cancer Center

BA in Human Biology from Stanford University

PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Stanford University

Research Specialists
Geetha hewawasam Geetha Hewawasam studies the mechanisms associated with centromeric localization of Cse4, the CenH3 protein in the eukaryotic model organism budding yeast.

BS in Chemistry from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Kansas

Tamara Potapova explores ribosomal DNA linkages in mammalian system.

MS in Cell Biology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

PhD in Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Vijay Singh studies the role of cohesin and its regulators in gene expression and development using mouse models.

BSc in Biological Sciences, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, India

MSc in Biotechnology, University of Jammu, India

PhD in Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology)


Research Technicians
Mark Mattingly

Mark Mattingly uses molecular biology, genetics, and genomics to understand how SMC complexes regulate chromosome architecture in budding yeast.

B.S. in Biology from the University of Kansas



Predoctoral Research Associates
Karthik Dhatchinamoorthy

Karthik Dhatchinamoorthy uses advanced imaging to understand kinetochore dynamics in budding yeast.

BS in Zoology (spl- Biotechnology) from the American College, Madurai Kamaraj University

MS in Life sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University

Mark Mattingly

Devika Salim studies copy number variation and instability at the ribosomal DNA array in budding yeast..

BS in Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Calicut, India

MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Computational Biology Intern

Xengie Doan is studying the effect of cancer on centromeric sequences using bioinformatics.

BA in Biology from Willamette University

MS (expected) in Bioinformatics from University of Oregon

Carolyn Randolph Carolyn Randolph, Senior Adminstrative Assistant Richard Shrock

Richard Shrock, Editorial Assistant

Past Members

Name and Title at Stowers

Current Title and/or Institution

Years at Stowers

Bethany Harris, Research Technician PRA Health Sciences 2009-2017
Kobe Yuen, Graduate Student Postdoctoral Scientist, Genentech, San Francisco, California 2012-2016
Baoshan Xu, Postdoc Associate Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhuo, China 2011-2016
Musinu Zakari, Graduate Student Postdoc, University of Calgary 2011-2016
Dong-Hwan Kim, Postdoc Postdoc Associate, University of Massachusetts Medical School 2013-2015
Matthew Pratt-Hyatt, Postdoc Associate Laboratory Director, The Great Plains Laboratory, Lenexa, Kansas 2013-2014
Shuai Lu, Graduate Student Research Scientist, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 2009-2013
Tania Bose, Postdoc Calcutta University 2008-2013
Nenja Sowa, Stowers Summer Scholar Masters Student, Georg-August University of Göttingen 2013
Weichao Guo, Postdoc Postoctoral Fellow, Penn State University 2011-2013
Kenneth Lee, Senior Res. Assoc Technical Manager at Clinical Reference Laboratory 2010-2012
Fei Wang, Graduate Student Graduate Student, Grad. Sch. of Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University 2012
Manjunatha Shivaraju, Graduate Student, Postdoc Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital 2007-2012
Bo Xiong, Postdoc Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University 2008-2011
Matthew Goering, Graduate Student Director of Clinical Embryology, The Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine; Assistant Professor, KU Med 2004-2011
Priyanka Nandakumar, Stowers Summer Scholar Predoctoral Student in Human Genetics, Johns Hopkins University 2011
Zhiming Chen, Postdoc Instructor, Dept of Forensic Medicine, Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University 2010
Scarlett Gard, Res. Tech. Resident Physician, Family Medicine at Via Christi Health 2006-2009
Ray Camahort, Graduate Student, Postdoc Business Development Associate at the Harvard University Office of Technology Development 2002-2009
Yuriy Korostelev, Graduate Student Predoctoral Student, Moscow State University 2009
Chun Ruan, Postdoc Res. Scientist, Bing Li Lab, Dept. Mol. Bio., UT Southwestern Med. Center 2005-2008
Adrian McNairn, Postdoc Cornell University 2006-2008
Christoph Bausch, Postdoc Technology Scouting and Strategy Director at POET 2002-2006
Seth Noone, Res. Tech. Research Technician at National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2004-2006
Jill Henry, Res. Tech. Clinical Scientist, PPD 2003-2006
Doug Rice, Senior Res. Assoc.   2002-2004
Mia Champion, Postdoc Division of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute 2001-2003