Amy Andreotti, director of the department’s initiative in Biomolecular Structure, has been named the first recipient of the Roy J. Carver Chair in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology due to a $1 million endowment committed by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine. The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust is one of the largest private philanthropic foundations in the state of Iowa, having more than $300 million in assets with over $14 million in grant distributions of every year.
More than $12 million has been committed by Carver Trust over the past 10 years to BBMB in support of professorships, startup funding to hire assistant professors, for graduate student education, and to purchase and maintain state of the art instrumentation for laboratories.