Jennifer Gerton, Investigator
        Professor at University of Kansas
        School of Medicine

        Member, Kansas University Cancer

BA in Human Biology from Stanford University

PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Stanford University


Research Specialists

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


Senior Research Associate

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)


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Leonardo Gomes de Lima is studying the human centromeric DNA and RNA copy number variation aiming to discover centromere signatures in cancer tissues and its effect on centromere variation on chromosome, histone, and heterochromatin behavior.

BSc in Biological Sciences, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

PhD in Genetics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Ayantika Sen Gupta studies the impact of Cohesin loader NIPBL on gene expression with focus on snoRNA biogenesis.

BSc-MSc in Biotechnology, St. Xavier's University, India

PhD in Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India

Research Technicians

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

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

Lexy Cockrell studies how transcription and replication impact centromere structure and function.

BS in Biological Sciences, UMKC

Wei-ting Yueh studies how cohesin impacts genome function in mouse oocytes and zygotes.

BS in Biology from National Taiwan University, Taiwan

MS in Zoology from National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Carolyn Randolph, Senior Administrative Assistant

Past Members
Name and Title at Stowers Current Title and/or Institution Years at Stowers
Edmund Howe Student at University of Missouri Medical School 2017-2019
Xengie Doan Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization using open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health in Seattle, WA. 2016-2018
Sirma User PhD program I cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto 2017-2018
Karthik Dhatchinamoorthy Postdoc, UMass 2012-2018
Geetha Hewawasam, Research Specialist Catalent Pharma Solutions 2009-2017
Richard Shrock, Editorial Assistant Notre Dame de Sion 2014-2017
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

Copyright © Stowers Institute

for Medical Research