The Danforth Center currently employs nearly 200 individuals. Of these, two-thirds are scientists / scientific staff and approximately 90 hold PhDs.
The Danforth Center has a strong international presence and commitment. Scientists from more than 20 different countries work at the Danforth Center and the Center has developed collaborations with educational and research institutes in Africa, China and India.
The Danforth Center has a world-class team of researchers. Research team leaders, referred to as Principal Investigators, have strong interdisciplinary research skills with diverse training and are committed to collaborations between research groups within the Center, as well as with other researchers across the globe.
The research team consists of 15 principal investigators and approximately 150 scientists, including visiting scholars, technicians, post-doctoral and graduate students working in the following fields:
- Computational and Structural Biology
- Biochemistry, Chemistry & Phytochemistry
- Plant Biology & Genetics
- Cell Biology, Root Biology
- Immunology, Physiology & Pathology
In recent years, the Danforth Center has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work in Academia” by The Scientist magazine.