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Latest News

David Stern to Step Down as BTI President

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. A remarkable example of ascending through...

Closeup of David Stern in a field on his farm. He is smiling and wearing a black leather jacket. There are trees far off in the background, and the sky is cloudy.

NSF Launches $25 Million Digital Biology Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $25 million over five years to four participating institutions to create the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS), which will develop new methods for observing, recording and modulating plant...

A closeup photo of Joyce Van Eck in a greenhouse, surrounded by groundcherry plants. She is smiling, wearing a red shirt, black sweater, and a purple and white necklace. The plants are laden with fruit.


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