Undergraduate Students

Education is at the core of our mission. Your support of our undergraduate students and programs is critical for our ability to educate the next generation of leaders. Help us build a better future for all.

MCDB is Especially Seeking Funds for the Following Areas

Undergraduate Teaching Labs and Equipment

Laboratory experience is crucial in the learning experience and to the future success of students. It helps them apply what they have learned and gain the skills needed to secure jobs or attend graduate or medical school. We are in need of teaching laboratory equipment to replace outdated and nonfunctional classroom instruments including microscopes, spectrophotometers, flurometers, PCR machines, laboratory stools, teaching lab computers, computer projectors, centrifuges and much more. Your generous gift can replace an instrument, and outfit or renovate a whole laboratory classroom. Your gift of equipment will support student learning for many years into the future.

The Jean M. Devlin Initiative in Molecular Biology and Pharmacology

MCDB is seeking funds to establish an endowment and name the pharmacology-molecular biology teaching laboratory the Jean Devlin Laboratory, in honor of Jean Devlin, who before her untimely death served as laboratory coordinator in our department.

Named Endowed Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarship support allows the Department to recognize outstanding undergraduate students for their excellence in course work and research. A gift of $20,000 or more establishes a permanent named scholarship.

Established Awards

We are deeply grateful for the following established named funds for undergraduates in MCDB. Additional donations to these established awards are deeply appreciated and allow us to support and honor more highly deserving students.

The Jean Devlin Memorial Awards in Pharmacology

The Jean M. Devlin Endowment in Molecular Biology and Pharmacology was established by a group of Pharmacology alumni to honor the legacy of Jean Devlin. This endowment provides undergraduate and graduate student support and funding to help equip and supply state of the art teaching facilities for Pharmacology.

The Robert L. Sinsheimer Award

Awarded to a graduating senior in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) with the highest academic performance in the core courses of the specialized MCDB majors, through the generosity of Professor Robert Sinsheimer, a distinguished biochemist and molecular biologist and former University of California Chancellor.