David Stern in the field at his farm

Honoring David Stern’s Leadership

After leading the Boyce Thompson Institute for 17 years, David Stern has decided to step down as president. He will retain the role during the search for his successor, and plans to lead the Stern lab well into the future.

Click here to read David’s personal message, read messages to David, submit your message, or make a donation to BTI in David’s honor.

BTI Presidential Search

BTI seeks an accomplished scientist and visionary leader to serve as the next President. This individual will join a highly respected organization and an outstanding team of scientists and staff to advance the mission of scientific discovery in biology and the application of science to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health.

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