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Why Support BTI

Your gift to the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) supports our mission of advancing and communicating scientific knowledge in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health. Your support strengthens BTI’s three core areas: research, education, and impact.

    • Make essential research possible

      BTI researchers are leading the search to understand plants to help us tackle society’s most pressing global issues: development of renewable energy sources, plants with increased environmental and disease resistance, and medicines from plant-derived chemicals. Every day brings deeper understanding of plants’ structure and functions from the microscopic to a larger scale

    • Support cutting-edge technology and resources

      BTI has been renowned for decades of basic plant research. We are a center for focused, collaborative research and are affiliated with one of the top universities of the world, Cornell University. Many of our professors and scientists have been honored as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows—and collaborate with researchers from around the world.

    • Help nurture the development of tomorrow’s scientists

      BTI also provides an stimulating place for young people to learn about plant science through our Summer Internship REU Program, high school internships, teacher training, predoctoral and postdoctoral opportunities, and educational outreach programs.