Giving to Cell & Developmental Biology
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Support Cell and Developmental Biology to Improve Health

Is there an area of medicine that affects you or your loved ones? Our work intersects with it.

Gifts help us increase knowledge about the building blocks of life. They fuel out-of-the-box research, opening doors to innovation. With your help, we can explore critical questions about genetics, the brain, embryonic stem cells, tissue repair and regeneration, and more. 

Your gift will enable us to: 

  • Study cell abnormalities in neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease as well as cancer and diabetes
  • Leverage artificial intelligence, microscopy imaging, and other leading-edge resources
  • Educate the next generation of leaders in cell and developmental biology
  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in science

As part of one of the nation’s premier public research universities, the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is dedicated to education, clinical therapies, and impacting humankind. We are increasing knowledge about the mechanisms of how cells function and develop, and you can help. Together, we will improve and save lives. 

Giving Opportunities
Graduate Student Support: Bradley M. Patten Memorial Fund
Contributions to the Patten Graduate Research Scholarship help support the second year of Ph.D. student training in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Support top biomedical engineering students
G. Carl Huber Postdoctoral Fellows Fund
The Huber Fund provides postdoctoral fellows supplemental funds for health care, travel to meetings, or additional salary support, removing the burden for these essential costs from the fellows themselves.
Help meet our fellows' needs
Watching molecules at work: Building technologies for the future Advance groundbreaking research
Partner With Us

We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

user Melissa Lynch
Associate Director of Development