Professor Jennifer Stow is a molecular cell biologist. She has had a lifelong fascination with cells, the ‘ultimate factories’, and how they work.  After being awarded a PhD from Monash University, and training at Yale University School of Medicine, her first faculty appointment was at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. 

Professor Stow is renown for her research on protein trafficking which has revealed how proteins critical for inflammation and cancer are moved around inside cells or transported out of cells. The cell signalling pathways that regulate these processes are also investigated in her search for ways to combat disease. Advanced imaging of molecules in living cells provides Professor Stow’s group with a remarkable window into the sub cellular universe and a way to observe cell behaviour.  

Researcher biography

Professor Jenny Stow is IMB's Deputy Director (Research), where she is responsible for managing the scientific and competitive funding performance of the institute, as well as IMB's postgraduate program.

Professor Stow completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Monash University in Melbourne, after which she undertook postdoctoral training at Yale University's School of Medicine as a Fogarty International Fellow. She was soon appointed Assistant Professor in the renal unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she established an independent research group in cell biology. She returned to Australia in 1994 as a Wellcome Trust Senior International Fellow to join UQ's Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology (now IMB).

Professor Stow leads her own IMB laboratory within IMB's divison of cell biology and molecular medicine, and is a current National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow.

Featured projects Duration
Cell regulation in inflammation and cancer