Make a Gift 

​You can now make a charitable donation to the Division.


RSK photo.jpgThe Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University has a long tradition of interdisciplinary graduate education. Organized into 11 programs – each representing a different scientific area – we attract the most promising leaders of tomorrow to Washington University.   Students are trained by more than 450 faculty members who reside in 37 university-wide schools and departments.  The combination of outstanding students and educators affords the Division the ability to offer extraordinary doctoral training at one of the nation’s preeminent biomedical research centers.

Each year, contributions from alumni enhance all aspects of the Division.  It is now more crucial than ever.  We have long been able to rely on NIH training grants in addition to endowment funds to help fund training of first year students.  Students are supported with stipends during the first 16 months of lab rotations and completion of most coursework.  NIH training support is no longer possible and threatens our ability to maintain current levels of training without accepting devastating losses in other areas.  Student stipends encourage future leaders to accept an offer of admission to the Division at Washington University.  Furthermore, alumni routinely comment on the importance of the rotation model and refer to it as the distinguishing feature of the program.

Strong alumni participation also helps enhance training and career choices.  By offering Special Emphasis Pathways, students are able to take specialized courses of study, such as imaging sciences, cancer, and molecular engineering and biophysics. Students have the opportunity for formal training in business skills and entrepreneurship through the Kauffman Fellowship Pathway in Life Sciences Entrepreneurship. Additionally, students are encouraged to visit the Division’s Career Center that offers workshops, networking receptions, and job search acceleration teams designed for their career development and job search needs.

By making a charitable contribution to the Division, you are playing a critical role in the training of future scientists. All gifts are tax- deductible. Please accept my sincere thanks for your thoughtful consideration of a gift to the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD
Vice Provost
Associate Dean for Graduate Education 

You can give a gift in three ways-  

Online form: - please specify "DBBS Student Stipend Support Fund" in the "My Designation" Box
Printable form:
Please click here- 
DBBS gift form.docxDBBS gift form.docx to download the form. Once you have completed the form, please mail it to the following address:
Washington University in St. Louis
Office of Medical Alumni & Development
Campus Box 1247
Attention: Zachary Silvers
7425 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
Personal Contact:
Please contact Zachary Silvers in the Washington University Medical Alumni & Development Office at 314-935-3498 or
Thank you for your support!

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