Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. In recent years, our department has had financial challenges that include state budget cuts, sequestration and historically low NIH paylines that have made it ever more difficult to meet the demands of our department. Despite these challenges, we are working hard to maintain and improve our programs. This means identifying additional support for our seminar programs, scientific research forums, student and postdoctoral stipends and named endowed professorships.

Your support will help us spread our grant dollars further and continue to improve our educational and research programs. You can learn more about different types of gifts and ways to give here. Importantly, your gifts will impact our success and we invite you to partner with us!

Below is a list of some of the opportunities to support the Department, but if you are interested in giving for a specific purpose such as a named student or postdoctoral fellow stipend, named professorship, or supporting an event, please learn more here or contact our Development Office.

Donate Now to Support:

Arrel Toews Excellence in Research and Teaching Professorship (#305506):

This fund provides flexibility to recruit or retain a distinguished faculty scholar in the biochemical and biophysical sciences. Named in honor of emeritus faculty member of the Department, Dr. Arrel Toews, who served the University from 1977-2014. Our goal is to raise enough support for an endowed professorship. Support this fund: donation link

Biochemistry & Biophysics Distinguished Lectureships (#343654):

This fund supports special lectureships to bring well-known figures in the basic sciences to campus to discuss biochemical topics of current interest in language understandable to laymen. Support this fund: donation link

Department Chair’s Discretionary Fund (#343655):

This fund provides valuable support for our Department, permitting flexible, timely, and effective responses to the challenges of maintaining our teaching and research environment. It directly supports important initiatives such as our seminar programs and annual retreat with a wide-ranging impact on our faculty, trainees, staff, and greater community. Gifts of any amount are welcome. Support this fund: donation link

Dr. Mary Ellen Jones Biochemistry & Biophysics Graduate Student Educational Fund (#343809):

Funds will be used but not limited to providing funding for educational expenses for Biochemistry & Biophysics graduate students, such as: stipend, travel to meetings, recruitment expenses, or graduate student sponsored seminars. Support this fund: donation link

George K. Summer Biochemistry Fund (#343650):

This fund supports medical and graduate training and research in biochemical genetics. Support this fund: donation link

Aziz Sancar Research Studies Fund (#303165):

This fund supports research in the lab of Aziz Sanar in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Support this fund: donation link
Please note: that other faculty each have their own fund designation code.

For other opportunities to support our department:

Please go to the University Development’s website, to find other funds, please enter in top funds box: “Search additional funds” and type in the search box: “biochemistry.” Then a drop down list of funding options appears. Next, click on fund. A designation code appears at the right. There are many great causes to give to and excellent research to support. If you send a check by mail or in person, please write designation code on your check. We appreciate your time and careful consideration as you plan your gift to UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine Biochemistry and Biophysics.
You can make your donation (cash, check, card) by mail or in person by contacting our Development Office.