Mission, Vision, Values

To advance and communicate scientific discovery in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health.

Inspired by how plants work for humanity.


  • Curiosity: Rigorous in our inquiry, open-minded in our problem solving.
  • Innovation: Our journey and our destination.
  • Independence: We are bold thinkers. Responsive to the world around us, we stand by our work and do what’s right.
  • Insight: Seeking sustainable solutions with the power to transform, we’re driving discoveries that nourish both people and planet.
  • Community: Shared effort is ingrained in how we work, strengthened by diverse perspectives and fostered through equity and mentorship.
  • Responsibility: Relationships and results, built honestly and enriched through trust, hold us accountable for our impacts.


Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853