Stowers Institute Graduate School - Ph.D Program - Kansas City, MO
The mission of The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research is to train a superb cadre of students from around the world to pursue innovative and creative investigations in the biological sciences. All successful applicants share a demonstrated ability to perform biological research, as evidenced by previous research experience. The program focuses on extending the ability of those students through training that stresses highly critical thinking in combination with in-depth training in the latest methodologies. Students perform thesis research in laboratories working at the cutting edge of modern biological inquiry under the direct supervision of outstanding Stowers faculty. Upon completion of their training, each student is expected to be able to identify interesting biological problems; devise and create interdisciplinary approaches to those problems; and execute those investigations using the best tools available. The program strives for completing a research-based Ph.D. degree in Biology in an average time of five years from matriculation.
Simply put, The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research will train those young scientists whose truly transformative and integrative approaches to research will revolutionize 21st century biology.