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BIO – Professor Jennifer Stow

Professor Jennifer Stow is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Research) for the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research group at the IMB studies protein trafficking in human disease, and in particular, processes important in cancer and inflammatory disease. Professor Stow has played a key role in building state-of-the-art research facilities, a leading graduate program and new centres for disease-oriented research at the IMB and across the University.

Professor Jennifer Stow completed her undergraduate and PhD studies at Monash University in Melbourne before taking up a Fogarty International Fellowship and then a Swebilius Cancer Research Fellowship for postdoctoral studies at the Yale University School of Medicine in the USA. She was subsequently appointed as Assistant Professor in the Renal Unit, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, where she established an independent research group in cell biology. In 1994, Professor Stow moved back to Australia as a Wellcome Trust Senior International Medical Research Fellow, to join a growing and now internationally recognised force in cell biology research at The University of Queensland.

Research from Professor Stow’s lab has contributed significantly to the field of cellular biology with key discoveries in epithelial cell biology and E-cadherin trafficking that will help us understand cancer mechanisms, and in cytokine secretion as a novel way to tackle chronic inflammatory disease. She is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences and in 2009 she was invited to present the distinguished Davson Lecture for the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology meeting in New Orleans.

Professor Jennifer Stow has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including the supervision of PhD, Masters and Honours in her own group at The University of Queensland. She has served on selection committees and panels for major granting bodies here and overseas including the National Institutes of Health, USA. She is currently Chair of the Grant Review Committee for the Human Frontier Science Program headquartered in Strasbourg, France, and is a member of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation’s Medical Research Advisory Board.

See the links below for more information or further reading on Professor Jennifer L. Stow, and her work:

University of Queensland Researchers – Dr Jennifer Stow

Protein Trafficking in Human Disease – Jenny Stow, IMB, University of Queensland

Queensland Takes the Lead on Cancer Research – Australian Cancer Research Foundation