As a friend of the department, you are probably aware that the Department of Biological Chemistry is a national leader in biochemistry research. We are widely known throughout academia for our strengths in macromolecular structure and mechanism, biochemical signaling, regulation of gene expression, and protein processing and folding.
What may surprise you, though, is the extent to which the department relies upon the philanthropic generosity of donors to fund many critical aspects of its operations. Gift funds are essential to supporting activities beyond our basic operations. Indeed, from endowed professorships and lectureships, to graduate student fellowships, seminar speakers, and gifts in direct support of research, donations help make the department an intellectually exciting and vibrant community.
There are many opportunities to provide support to the Biological Chemistry Department. Gifts of all sizes and types are welcome and needed. Whether making an outright gift to the department or contributing to an endowed professorship or lectureship, every dollar helps us maintain the high level of quality research and educational programming for which the department is well known. As a benefactor of the Department of Biological Chemistry, you can direct your gift in one of several different ways and we encourage you to consider which one best suits your interest.