Prof Jennifer Stow

Professor Jennifer Stow is Professorial Research Fellow and head of the Protein Trafficking and Inflammation laboratory at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), The University of Queensland, Australia. With a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, her postdoctoral training and first faculty appointment were at Yale University School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA, respectively. At the University of Queensland, she has served as IMB Division head and IMB Deputy Director(Research). She has been awarded international career fellowships from Fogarty, Wellcome Trust, and NHMRC Australia. 

Jenny’s research is focused on trafficking and signaling in epithelial cells and macrophages. She has discovered pathways and molecules required for exo-endo-cytosis and for cytokine secretion. Recent research has uncovered key GTPases, kinases and adaptors for Toll-like receptor signaling and new cell surface ruffles and macropinosomes, all of which contribute to the control of inflammation. This research involves advanced live cell imaging and microscopy together with biochemical approaches.