Danforth Center adds research muscle

One of the region’s biggest biotech research institutes is beefing up its roster again.

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will announce today that it is hiring four new principal investigators, a move that will add 40 to 50 new jobs at the Creve Coeur research facility. The expansion comes as work gets under way on a new $45 million building at Danforth, but is actually separate from that growth, said president Jim Carrington.

“These people will be filling up the existing space in our current building,” he said. “We’re squeezing as much as we can into what’s now a very crowded space.”

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]