Toni Kutchan, Ph.D.

It's fulfilling to think that your discovery may find its way to benefit humankind.  It’s what we live for in science. The support system is here at the Danforth Center to fill the gap between discovery and utilization.  Everyone is acutely aware of the need to transition from ideas to products in the market to solve problems.


Monday, 08 July 2019

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Scientists pursue a cleaner way to produce life-saving opiate treatments

Toni Kutchan and Megan Augustin spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about their most recent discovery for producing a life-saving opiate antidote more sustainably and at a lower cost. Read the article to learn about the decades-long research that went into this exciting discovery.
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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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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Toni Kutchan Elected as Fellow of AAAS

Toni Kutchan, Ph.D. named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Thursday, 29 December 2016

YWCA 2016 Leader Lunch with Dr. Toni Kutchan

YWCA 2016 Leader Lunch with Dr. Toni Kutchan
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Friday, 13 May 2016

(St. Louis Public Radio) Pennycress, a Common Weed in Missouri, Could be the Next Big Thing in Biofuel Innovation

While the typical American may be considering how to use alternative fuel in the form of an electric car or investing in a “smart home” system, big industry is also looking for ways to reduce CO2 emissions through the use of alternative biofuels.
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Conversations Series: Let's Talk About... Next Generation Bioenergy.

St. Louis has a unique mix of talent and infrastructure working to find solutions to the world’s expanding energy demand.
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Events and Accolades Mark the Dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing

Earlier this month, the Danforth Center celebrated its biggest milestone since the opening of the initial building in 2001.
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Monday, 26 October 2015

(KMOX Radio) Studio B with Carol Daniel: Women in Science

Dr. Toni Kutchan discusses the opportunities and challenges for  women in science with Carol Daniel.
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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Unleashing a Decade of Innovation in Plant Science

Representatives of the plant science community have developed the Plant Science Decadal Vision that serves to educate the public and government about the need for advances in plant science.
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

(Agri-Pulse) Plant scientists outline goals for 'Decadal Vision'

Educating the general public and Washington decision makers about the innovations of plant science is vital for the sector to achieve potential solutions to global challenges such as feeding a large population with fewer resources.
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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Mentos Experiment

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Wednesday, 01 June 2011


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Sunday, 01 May 2011

Springtime is harvest time for the Kutchan Lab

Megan collecting Galanthus specimens Gloriosa were grown in the greenhouse
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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Dr. Toni Kutchan received Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Award

a                                   Dr. Kutchan  received the St. Louis Academy of Science Fellows Award 2011 at a ceremony on April 13, 2011. Award winners represented both an extraordinary caliber of expertise and a dedication to fostering s ...
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Girl Scouts Honor Dr. Toni Kutchan

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri  honored Toni Kutchan during their 2011 Girls and Women of Distinction award ceremony. "The achievements of these Girls and Women of Distinction reflect the mission of Girl Scouting," said Donna K. Martin, chief e ...
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Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Xu Han Accepted to NIH Summer Internship

Former Kutchan Lab intern, Xu Han, has been accepted to a National Institutes of Health summer internship for 2011. He will be working in the lab of Dr. Kenneth Yamada, Chief of the Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology, National Institute of ...
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Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Dr. Toni Kutchan Profiled in St. Louis Beacon Article

"For most adults of a certain age, childhood bedtime stories were simple fables that ended with 'and they lived happily ever after.' Not for Toni Kutchan and her big brother, Mike. 'We didn't have bedtime stories, we had math problems,' laughed Kutc ...
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