Dr. Rowen’s research interests fall into the broad category of genomic landscapes: gene structure and organization, how genes are laid out along chromosomes, multigene families such as the vertebrate T cell receptor loci; comparative genomics; and sequencing technologies. As part of the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, she coordinated the effort to sequence major portions of chromosomes 14 and 15. She is also interested in the activity of building a scientific culture, asking questions such as: What fosters communication and interaction among scientists with different disciplinary training and worldviews? and, What do people need to have to be productive at different stages of their careers?
PhD, Biochemistry, Stanford University, 1977
PhD, Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1986