Nicole Nuckolls

I grew up visiting Kansas City and fell in love with the city. Because of this, I chose Rockhurst University for my undergraduate degree. While at Rockhurst, I developed a passion for biology and research. Thankfully, there was a world-class research institute right next door to Rockhurst, the Stowers Institute! I completed undergraduate research in Dr. Scott Hawley’s lab at the Institute, working on female meiosis. I became fascinated with the process of meiosis, a fascination that continues to grow in the lab of Dr. Sarah Zanders. I am enjoying studying meiosis in the light of genetic conflict. You may contact me at


Predoctoral Researcher



Research areas

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Stowers Institute for Medical Research