Department of Biochemistry Gift Accounts

We thank you for considering a gift to the Department of Biochemistry. Donations provide critical resources that support students and enhance the intellectual atmosphere of the department. This page lists opportunities for giving and high priority areas, but if there are special areas that you would like to support, please contact the Head of Biochemistry Andy Mesecar or the University Development Office.

How to Make a Gift

For online giving, please visit HERE

Please make checks payable to Purdue University and send along with a letter stating the intent of the donation (designated account, see below). This can also be noted on the check memo line.

Mail To:      Business Office
                   Department of
                   Biochemistry
                   175 South University Street
                   West Lafayette, Indiana
                   47907-2063

 

Priority Areas

 

 

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(B.S. 1962, M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1968) in honor of Bernard Axelrod, former professor and department head of Biochemistry, for his many contributions to science and education. Once fully endowed, the fund will support one or more annual scholarships for undergraduates majoring in Biochemistry in the College of Agriculture based on academic merit.

Make a Gift to the Bernard Axelrod Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry

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Established in 1971 to recognize those graduate students who have shown excellence in the execution of their responsibilities as teaching assistants in the Department of Biochemistry. 

Make a Gift to the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

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This flexible departmental account supports a wide range
of departmental needs including the undergraduate Biochemistry Club, student and faculty recruiting, the department seminar series and outreach programs.

*Checks for this account must be made payable to Purdue Research Foundation.


Make a Gift to the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Account

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Established in 2007 by Biochemistry alumnus David Schroeder (B.S. 1962, M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1968) in honor of graduate alumnus Ray Fuller (Ph.D. 1961) for his many contributions to science and education. The endowment supports one or more annual scholarships for undergraduates majoring in Biochemistry in the
College of Agriculture based on academic merit.


Make a Gift to the Ray W. Fuller Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry

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Established in 2001 in memory of Dr. Edwin T. Mertz, professor of biochemistry from 1946-1976. The endowment supports one or more annual scholarships for undergraduates majoring in Biochemistry in the College of Agriculture based on academic merit. 

Make a Gift to the Edwin T. Mertz Memorial Scholarship

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Established in 2006 to support independent undergraduate research projects mentored by faculty members. Our goal is to support creative student-led research and provide flexibility to pursue projects outside the scope of a faculty member's funded research programs. 

Make a Gift to Undergraduate Research

Other Endowed Accounts

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This award was established in 1969 to honor the memory of
Professor A.K. Balls (1891-1966) whose scientific achievements
and personal virtues have made biochemistry a richer discipline. The award is given annually to a graduate student in biochemistry approaching completion of their pre-doctoral program who exhibits unusual potential for significant contributions to biochemical research. The purpose of the award is to foster among graduate students the spirit of scholarliness, research, and intellectual curiosity, which was so well exemplified by the many contributions of Professor Balls. 


Make a Gift to the Arnold Kent Balls Award

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Established in 1990 by the Beach family as a tribute to their son's
enthusiasm for science. This fund supports a distinguished
annual lectureship and, if sufficient income is available, also supports
graduate student attendance at scientific meetings.


Make a Gift to the Beach Biochemistry Lectureship and Fellowship

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Established in 1984 in honor of Dr. Bernard Axelrod,
former professor and department head of Biochemistry,
for his leadership and contributions. The endowment
supports an annual lectureship to address the life science
community on a topic at the cutting edge of
biochemical research.


Make a Gift to the Bernard Axelrod Lectureship

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Established in 2010 by former members of his laboratory, this award will be given annually in recognition of Don Carlson's life-time of achievements. Don Carlson was head of the Department of Biochemistry from 1975-1985. He was a great mentor to many students and postdoctoral fellows who now are successful teachers and/or scientists. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. 

Make a Gift to the Don Carlson Postdoc and Young Investigator Award

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Established in 2008 by Biochemistry alumnus Bradley T. Sheares (Ph.D. 1982) and Adrienne Simmons
in honor of Henry Moses, also a Biochemistry alumnus (Ph.D. 1964), who served as a mentor and professor while Brad was an undergraduate student at Fisk University. The endowment provides awards to Biochemistry graduate students to recognize outstanding initial publications.


Make a Gift to the Dr. Henry Moses Endowment for Biochemistry

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Established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Henry A. Weiner,
professor of biochemistry from 1966-2010. The award
is given annually to help defray the costs of a graduate student or postdoc to attend a scientific meeting. 


Make a Gift to the Henry Weiner Biochemistry Travel Fund

Established in 2000 to support undergraduates from Lake, Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Kane or Will counties
in Illinois majoring in Biochemistry in the College of Agriculture at Purdue. 


Make a Gift to the Patrick C. Matchette Scholarship