Alumni and Friends

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Philanthropy

We thank you for your continued support of the department and its programs.  Your contributions will provide the margin of excellence needed to advance the tradition of outstanding research and training in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, formerly Physiological Chemistry. To continue to set the standard for excellence in research and teaching, alumni and friends can make a tax-deductible donation to the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship and/or The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Chairman’s Fund through our philanthropic entity, the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship will be awarded on an annual basis to a dissertator PhD student obtaining their PhD in the lab of a Biomolecular Chemistry faculty member.  The fellowship will be awarded to students that have displayed creativity, curiosity, collegiality and perseverance in pursuit of their PhD thesis research.  In addition, this fellowship aims to enrich the diversity of our PhD community. To contribute to this fund, which was initiated in 2022 by the BMC faculty, please click the link HERE.

The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Chairman’s Fund provides support for innovative research and training within the Department. Examples of the many giving opportunities include support of the training of our students with stipend funding, awards for excellence in graduate student research or teaching, or meeting travel awards. Other giving opportunities include named lectureships, professorships or funding for particular research programs.  To contribute to this fund, please click the link HERE.

The Paul Bertics Memorial Lectureship is a hosted annual lecture to honor the memory of Professor Paul Bertics who passed away unexpectedly in 2011.  Dr. Bertics was a dedicated teacher, researcher and mentor.  Paul’s research spanned many fields including intracellular signaling/EGF receptors, pulmonary research/eosinophil biology, endotoxin research/purinergic receptors, or bioengineering.  He also collaborated extensively across campus disciplines with a diverse group of researchers.  Donations to this lectureship can be made using the Chairman’s fund through this link.

The Jim and Katie Krause Metabolism Seminar Fund supports an annual Department Seminar by a prominent scientist in the field of eukaryotic metabolism, to advance research in the ever growing field of cellular biochemistry through the generous donation by alumnus Dr. Jim Krause and his wife Katie.  The fund will support honoraria, travel fees, and an event to promote interactions between students and a leader in the field of metabolism.  The inaugural lecture will be in 2022.

Robert Metzenberg Travel Award supports PhD student travel awards to present their research at scientific conferences through alumnus of the Metzenberg lab.

Chromosome Biology and Gene Expression Fund supports research by junior faculty studying the area of chromosome biology and gene expression provided annually through an anonymous donor.

To give a gift by mail, click on this link.

Gifts given in honor or tribute to individuals will be acknowledged to the individual(s) being honored, if the name and address of the person(s) to be honored is provided.  You may also indicate if you wish your gift to support student or research programs. If you have any questions about making a financial contribution, a planned gift or establishing a named fund for the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, please contact Patricia Kiley, Chair, pjkiley@wisc.edu or Arvette White, Chief Administrative Officer, arvette.white@wisc.edu.

Thanks for your generous support and On Wisconsin!