Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription

Pauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression. The Scientist. October 2017 Issue.

Dr. Julia Zeitlinger Receives Prestigious Neaves Award for Scientific Innovation & Exploration

In a perfect world geared toward advancing science, researchers would have the resources to explore whatever promising ideas came their way.

A Discussion with Julia Zeitlinger, PhD

...But her decision to become a scientist was not without hesitation. She also loved the arts and has fond memories of stepping out onto a stage.

Urgent! How genes tell cellular construction crews, "Read me now!"

Stowers researches show that DNA sequences at the beginning of genes - at least in fruit flies - contain more information that previously thought.

Understanding the Cellular Patterns of Development

December 27, 2012 - New paper in Cell Reports finds that one key mechanism in development involves ‘paused’ RNA polymerase. New research by Zeitlinger’s lab, described in this issue of Cell Reports, has revealed more about the role of paused RNA polymerase in embryonic development.

Stowers Scientist, Dr. Julia Zeitlinger Awarded 2012 Hudson Prize

May 23, 2012 - Dr. Julia Zeitlinger has been named the recipient of the 2012 Hudson Prize by the M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation. Through the Hudson Prize, the Texas-based M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation encourages early career scientists to pursue research that leads to important medical breakthroughs and treatments.

Stowers Institute Ranks Among the Top Ten Places for Postdocs Nationwide

March 29, 2012 - The Stowers Institute for Medical Research was ranked among the top 10 U.S. institutions listed as “Best Places to Work: Postdocs,” The Scientist announced today.

Stowers Institute Ranked Among Top Three Places to Work Worldwide

August 1, 2012 - The Stowers Institute for Medical Research clocks in among the top three institutes in the annual "Best Places to Work in Academia" survey by The Scientist magazine.