In addition to Founding Chairman William H. Danforth
, M.D. and President James C. Carrington
, Ph.D., the Center’s activities are overseen by a Board of Directors as well as a Scientific Advisory Board
John F. McDonnell Chairman
Retired Chairman of the Board, McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Philip Needleman, Ph.D. Vice Chairman
Former Chief Scientist and Head of R & D, Monsanto/Searle/Pharmacia
Former Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Brett D. Begemann
President and Chief Operating Officer, Monsanto Company
Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond
Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Blackford F. "Beau" Brauer
Executive Vice President, Hunter Engineering Company
Vice President, Brand Marketing Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Alexander N. Cartwright, Ph.D.
Chancellor, University of Missouri
Christopher B. Danforth
General Partner, Cultivation Capital Life Science Fund and Managing Director, The Yield Fund
Steven M. Fox
Managing Director, Harbour Group Industries, Inc.
Robert J. Jones, Ph.D.
Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vice President, University of Illinois
Managing Partner, Sage Capital LLC
David W. Kemper
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Principal, Client Strategies Group, Edward Jones
Todd R. Schnuck
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Mary Danforth Stillman
Executive Director, Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls
Robert L. Virgil, D.B.A. (Emeritus
Retired Partner, Edward Jones
Eric R. Ward, Ph.D.
Co-Chief Executive Officer, AgBiome, Inc.
Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Peter S. Wyse Jackson, Ph.D.
President, Missouri Botanical Garden
Usha Barwale Zehr, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company, Ltd.