Toni Kutchan,


Vice President for Research

Toni Kutchan serves as vice president for research and is the Oliver M. Langenberg Distinguished Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Prior to joining the Danforth Center in 2006, she spent 20 years researching biochemistry at the University of Munich and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Germany. Toni was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017 and the prestigious German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) in 2010 in recognition of her scientific achievements. Toni received her doctorate in biochemistry from Saint Louis University and bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology.