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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Simanek Lab Receives Gift from Former Student

“This gift serves to express gratitude for the tremendous opportunities and mentorship Dr. Eric Simanek provided throughout my tenure,” says former research student Joey Mellberg (BS Biochemistry, '23) on his family's gift to Simanek Lab.  (continue reading)

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Our goal is for every student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to have hands-on experience in cutting-edge chemical research, as well as opportunities to interact with leading researchers across the discipline. Your donation to the Neilson, Minter, or Ruth Evelyn Sanders funds can help support these goals. Donations of any size are appreciated. Donations of $4000 or above to the Neilson or Minter funds can typically support a single undergraduate research experience. Donations of $500 or above to the Sanders fund can support bringing a nationally recognized researcher to visit TCU. 

To donate, click here to visit TCU Giving  and under “Gift Information”, select “Other – User Input Text” and enter Dr. Rob Neilson Chemistry Fund, Dr. David Minter Chemistry Research Endowment, or Sanders Chemistry Lectureship  for your gift designation in the comment box.   You can also give your gift in honor of/memory of a chemistry professor that had an impact on your life.