Monsanto team lead takes Ellisville 4BD

Huamin Ji and Weiying Hou bought a four-bedroom, three-bath home at 23 Reinke Road in Ellisville from Bank of New York Mellon for $215,000 on Sept. 13.

The 2,261-square-foot house was built in 1997 in Ellisville South.

Ji works as a sequencing system improvement team lead at Monsanto. He has more than 15 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, having served as a scientist at Myriad Genetics, Beckman Instruments and Third Wave Teachnology. In addition, he worked as a research and development manager at Sigma-Aldrich, where he handled nucleic acid purification operations for the company.

According to, there have been 152 home sales in Ellisville during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $175,000.