Alumni & Advancement

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Supporting the Department of Biology

Gifts to the biology department help create academic and research opportunities for students and faculty that will have a profound effect on human health.

To make your gift or discuss opportunities to support the department please contact:

Justin Trakas
Assistant Director of Advancement
(585) 275-0484

Consider supporting any of the following philanthropic opportunities or read Biology's Meliora Challenge Campaign summary for more information.


Supporting students is one of the highest priorities at Rochester. Create a new undergraduate scholarship, or contribute toward an existing one as these are of vital importance. Competitive graduate fellowships and stipends attract the most qualified students.

Undergraduate Fellowships and Awards

Graduate Fellowships and Awards


Endowed professorships help to attract and retain faculty of exceptional talent. They are also visible honors recognized across the University and by other top institutions. An endowed professorship can link your—or your loved one’s—name to academic excellence and innovation.


Help move the lab experience to the next level by providing resources to support people and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Or contribute funds to enhance the innovative workshop program that enables peer-to peer learning and one-to-one interactions for students, teaching assistants, and professors—even in large lecture classes. Or help to fund the department's community outreach program or essential instrumentation that makes computational biology and bioinformatics possible and keeps Rochester competitive within the rapidly growing field of data science.