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


The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University has a long tradition of interdisciplinary graduate education. Organized into 13 programs – each representing a different scientific area – we attract the most promising leaders of tomorrow to Washington University.   Students are trained by more than 500 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.

Steve Mennerick, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Education

You can give a gift in three ways-  

  1. Online form: - please specify "DBBS Student Stipend Support Fund" in the "I prefer to enter my own designation" Box.
  2. Printable form:  Download DBBS gift form.docxDBBS gift form.docx, complete the form, and mail it to the following address:
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Office of Medical Alumni & Development
    Campus Box 1247
    7425 Forsyth Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 63105
  3. Phone:  Call toll-free: (866) 645-6448 between 8:30 - 5:00 CST Monday - Friday to make your gift over the phone.​

​Thank you for your support!

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