Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

About Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

Working from a sincere interest in issues of social justice, William Boyce Thompson founded The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real societal benefit. BTI’s 17 faculty-run laboratories and greenhouse facilities are staffed by more than 110 researchers from over 40 countries. The research out of these laboratories has the potential to improve important food crops, to demystify plant and human immune systems, and to reveal alternative, sustainable sources of energy. Along with its research, BTI prioritizes environmental stewardship, and outreach to teachers, students, and community members.

BTI is inspired by how plants work for humanity.


BTI Research Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Ithaca, NY
“I loved working with new people and living in a new state!”

Biology Research Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Ithaca, NY
“Information and workshops provided on the different types of research being done in the field, skill development, and graduate school. ”
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