Ray W. Fuller received his PhD from the Department of Biochemistry at Purdue in 1961. As a graduate student, he worked in the lab of Dr. Edwin Mertz and served as a teaching assistant for BCHM 561. David Schroeder (BS 1962, PhD 1968) had Ray Fuller as a teaching assistant and sought his advice about attending graduate school. Drs. Fuller and Schroeder each went on to have successful careers in the pharmaceutical industry, Fuller with Eli Lilly and Schroeder with Wellcome (later GlaxoSmithKline). In 2007, Dr. Schroeder established the Ray W. Fuller Memorial Scholarship to honor Dr. Fuller for his contributions to science and education.