In addition to Chairman Dr. William H. Danforth and President Dr. James C. Carrington, the Center’s activities are overseen by a Board of Trustees as well as a Scientific Advisory Board.
Board of Trustees
William H. Danforth, M.D.
Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis
John F. McDonnell
Retired Chairman of the Board, McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond
Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Daniel A. Burkhardt
Partner, Oakwood Medical Investors
Brett A. Campbell
Principal, Edward Jones
Christopher Borders Danforth
Chief Marketing Officer-Owner, Kennelwood Pet Resorts
Brady J. Deaton, Ph.D.
Chancellor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Arnold W. Donald
President and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Leadership Council
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Monsanto Company
David W. Kemper
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Bancshares Inc.
Philip Needleman, Ph.D.
Former Chairman, Department of
Pharmacology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Former Chief Scientist and Head of R & D, Monsanto/Searle/Pharmacia
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Plenus, S.A. de CV.
Todd R. Schnuck
President and Chief Operating Officer, Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Mary Danforth Stillman
Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis
P. Roy Vagelos, M.D.
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.
Robert L. Virgil, D.B.A.
Retired Partner, Edward Jones
Eric R. Ward, Ph.D.
President, Two Blades Foundation
Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D.
Vice President, University of Illinois and Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Peter Wyse Jackson, Ph.D.
President, Missouri Botanical Garden
Usha Barwale Zehr, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company, Ltd.
Walter L. Metcalfe, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP
M. Weldon “Sandy” Rogers
Managing Director, FranklinCovey
James “Jay” L. Nouss, Jr.
Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Scientific Advisory Board
Sir David Baulcombe, Ph.D., Royal Society Research Professor, Department of Plant Sciences,
Daniel J. Cosgrove, Ph.D., Eberly Chair and Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University
James Dale, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Director, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, Queensland University of Technology
Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D., Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Tuan-Hua David Ho, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
Jonathan Jones, Ph.D., Group Leader, The Sainsbury Laboratory
Steve A. Kay, Ph.D., Dean and Richard C. Atkinson Chair, Division of Biological Sciences,
University of California, San Diego
Joseph P. Noel, Ph.D., Professor Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Donald R. Ort, Ph.D., Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois