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A message from the Department Head, Glenda Gillaspy:

"Your gifts to our department constitute a key resource for investing in our future. Your gifts enable us to invest in our students by providing scholarships, travel support to scientific conferences, and new equipment for our instructional laboratories. Our 6 credit intensive major's lab class is especially in need of new equipment.

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Your donations can help us to recruit and support the development of bright, talented faculty through the purchase or repair of a key piece of equipment or customizing some part of their laboratory suite. It enables us to forge and maintain connections by bringing visitors to see our department and engage in scientific discussions.

In a nutshell, your gifts enable us to overcome the limitations imposed by the size and restrictions of our base budget. And remember, just as an enzyme or a genome starts as a collection of amino acids or necleotides, even a "small gift" serves as a precursor to great things."

Read how your gifts and donations impact current Biochemistry undergraduate and graduate students.

To give a gift specifically to the Department of Biochemistry, sponsors and individual donors may send their tax-deductible gift as follows:

  • Online: Use the Give Now button below. 

By Check: Checks should be written to the “Virginia Tech Foundation” with a memo to the “Biochemistry Fund 881055.” Please mail them to Julia Gregory at the following address:

Julia Gregory
Fiscal Coordinator
Virginia Tech (MC0308)
Biochemistry Department
340 West Campus Drive
111B Engel Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

For more information on how you can support Biochemistry, please contact:

Vernon Meacham
Director of Development
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
131 Smyth Hall
185 Ag Quad Lane
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061