Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of the Laboratory of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin. Gifts to the Laboratory of Genetics are accepted by the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a nonprofit organizations affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.
Fund 12901595. James F. Crow Distinguished Professorship Fund. James F. Crow served as a faculty member in Genetics starting in 1948 and remained active until his death in 2012. He was an icon in genetics having published over 200 papers covering topics in population genetics, fruit fly genetics, human genetics, and the intellectual history of genetics. Students remember him as one of their finest teachers. Professor Crow was a leader and statesman of science. He was also an accomplished musician having been a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and past President of the Madison Civic Music Society. To honor Professor Crow, we have created an endowed Professorship that bears his name. The Professorship will be made available to support the research of a world-class scientist on the faculty in Genetics. Please join us in celebrating the career of Dr. Crow by contributing to the James F. Crow Professorship Fund.
Fund 1290914. Laboratory of Genetics Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support the teaching, research, and service missions of the Laboratory of Genetics. The funds are allocated at the discretion of the Chair to support the professional activities of the Laboratory of Genetics or of individual faculty members who hold appointments in Genetics.
Fund 12044522. William H Stone Graduate Student Scholarship Fund. William H. Stone, former Professor of Medical Genetics from 1953 to 1979, created the fund for the purpose of supporting graduate students working with Professors in the Laboratory of Genetics. The earnings from this fund are used to provide supplementary scholarships to enhance the training of exceptional graduate students. Annual awards are made on a competitive basis by the Graduate Awards Committee.
Fund – 132040072. Robert and Ann DeMars Lecture in Genetics Fund. Robert DeMars joined the Genetics faculty in 1959 and did pioneering work in developing methods for studying human genetics by using laboratory cultured cells. This work led to important discoveries about genetic disorders, including cancer, and about gene regulation in humans. In 1980, DeMars reported the isolation of deletion mutations affecting the human major histocompatibility locus. These mutations have been used by DeMars and other labs around the world to analyze the workings of the immune system. In the early 1990’s DeMars published a seminal series of papers identifying genes involved in the process of antigen presentation necessary to trigger an immune response. After retiring in 1997, DeMars turned his attention to the genetics of the human pathogen, Chlamydia, illuminating the genetic basis for pathogen evasion of immune surveillance and demonstrating bacterial genetic exchange that contributes to pathogenesis. The Robert and Ann DeMars Lecture in Genetics Fund honors Dr. DeMars’ legacy as a researcher and teacher by supporting an annual invited lecture.
Fund 12046378. Genetics Training Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide flexible support for graduate students in the Genetics Training Program. Awards will be allocated at the discretion of the Chair and Vice Chair based on requests for support from graduate students in the Genetics Training Program without being restricted to students working with Professors in the Laboratory of Genetics. Thank you for your generous support!
Fund 12040709. This fund is being created to support the James F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution. These funds will be used to support the Crow Institute’s mission to promote research, teaching and outreach in the area of evolutionary biology, including the annual Darwin Day Symposium and K-12 teacher workshops aimed at improving understanding of evolution throughout the state.
Fund 12586552. This fund is being created to support the genetic counseling master’s program. It will provide tuition assistance that will allow students to choose UW-Madison for their graduate training in genetic counseling.
Genetic counselors help individuals and families sort through critical health issues. In a rapidly expanding field, they play an increasing role in research and public health. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Genetic Counseling Master’s Program is committed to preparing genetic counselors who will help families and help shape the future of genomic medicine.
Fund 12046266. Oliver Smithies Symposium/Genetics Enhancement Fund. This fund is to support the annual Oliver Smithies Symposium whose purpose is to inspire and educate young scientists as they begin their careers. The symposium is an annual spring event.