Plants, People, Purpose

Our mission? Improve the human condition through plant science. Plants are wonderful teachers. They reveal astonishing secrets about the world around us, and show us how, together, we can make it better.

Community and Impact


community members from 35 countries


Principal Investigators


graduate students


National Academy Members


scientific publications


external research funding since inception


annual operating budget


annual economic impact to the STL region


total sq. ft.


Core Facilities


Field Research Site


startup companies launched

Our People
Inspired Innovators

The people who work here are inspired by plants to achieve great things. From hunger and malnutrition to carbon emissions and poverty, plants can help us solve humanity’s most pressing challenges.

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Innovation Community
Gathering and Inspiring

We are extremely proud of the role we play in nurturing ag tech startups. As an anchor of the 39 North innovation district, we are immersed in an exciting community of thinkers and leaders.

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Our accountability
Stewardship of Resources

Your donations support vital research, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards when it comes to making sure every dollar counts.

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