Kaitlynn Stowers graduated from Emory & Henry in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology. She is currently a Research Assistant III at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in their Developmental Biology department; she is also pursuing her Masters of Science in Immunology through the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. As a research assistant, her main focus is studying kidney disease, development, and injury. She has learned techniques including RNAscope, In Situ Hybridization, multiple 10X Genomics assays, and mouse surgeries. As a student, she is currently focused on learning islet isolation from the pancreas.
Kaitlynn says, “Emory & Henry’s Biology department shaped me into the developing scientist I am today; they provided me with a strong foundation to handle the rigorous work that I do now. My time at E&H, was where my love and passion for the field of science all began—I was challenged to think outside-the-box, to be creative and ask the questions with unknown answers. It’s where my motivation to keep learning, my self-confidence to step outside of my realm of comfort, and my desire to succeed without feeling defeated when things didn’t turn out how I always presumed, blossomed. My professors at Emory & Henry made me feel like I wasn’t ‘just a number’, they took interest in the work I did while being a student and continue to do so now; they never made me doubt the potential they saw in me, and they always challenged me to create the path I saw best fit for myself. The experience I had at E&H played a critical role in who I am today and is why I am able to be as successful as I have been in the career field I have chosen thus far.”
“The experience I had at E&H played a critical role in who I am today and is why I am able to be as successful as I have been in the career field I have chosen thus far.”