James Carrington, Ph.D.

James Carrington is President of the Danforth Plant Science Center. He has studied the diversity and functions of endogenous small RNA pathways that control gene silencing in plants and other organisms. He also identified and characterized key principles of virus-host interactions, including the role of RNA silencing in antiviral defense. Currently, his work focuses on the function and diversification of RNA silencing pathways that affect development and disease in model plants and pathogens.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Meet the New Principal Investigators at the Danforth Center

Strategic New Hires Strengthen Research, Education and Expertise
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Monday, 08 May 2017

Interview with Jim Carrington: TEDx Gateway Arch

Interview with Jim Carrington about his TEDxGatewayArch Bounce! talk on the future of food and farming.
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Tuesday, 01 November 2016

New York Times National Correspondent to Address the Public’s Perception of Scientific Data at the Danforth Center’s Conversations Event

Let's Talk About...Technology, Truth and the Public
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Monday, 24 October 2016

(St. Louis Magazine) The Power List: 100 People Who are Shaping St. Louis Today

Danforth Center President, James Carrington, Ph.D., and Sam Fiorello, COO of the Danforth Center and president of BRDG Park are featured in St. Louis' Power List.
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Thursday, 12 November 2015

(Alaska Beyond Magazine) Envisioning a Better Tomorrow

James Carrington, president of the Danforth Center was cited as one of five creative thinkers who are changing our world.
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Friday, 28 August 2015

(St. Louis Public Radio) The Secret Life of Bees: Understanding Ourselves Through Insect Behavior

Gene Robinson, director of the Bee Research Facility at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and James Carrington, president of the Donald Danforth Plant Center, discussed dives in bee health and what it means for human society.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015

(MIT Technology Review) The Next Great GMO Debate

James Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Danforth Center discusses modifying crops with RNA instead of through their genes. 
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Monday, 16 December 2013

Danforth Center receives $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation

The Center receives funds to support advanced research and education programs aimed at gaining a greater understanding of how plants develop.
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