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Blake Meyers Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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Improve the Human Condition Through Plant Science
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Feed the Hungry and Improve Human Health

Preserve and Renew our Environment

Enhance the St. Louis Region as a World Center for Plant Science

Our Ambitious Vision for the Future

Inspired by our founders’ vision, we are harnessing the power of plants to cultivate a better world.

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Incredible Things Happen Here

We’re committed to ensuring a sustainable future for people and the planet by discovering what plants make possible.

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Wondering how you can participate? You might be surprised at all the ways you can help.

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Remembering William H. Danforth

William Henry Danforth, M.D., Founding Chairman of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Chancellor Emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis, was a shining example of selflessness and dedication to the greater good.

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