R.T. and Mary Wedding Endowed Fund in Biochemistry


Biochemistry Dept D01045


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

In 1998, the R.T. Wedding Graduate Research Fellowship was established to honor the memory of Dr. R.T. Wedding, UCR Professor of Biochemistry and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry from 1966 to 1975. In the early 1970s Dr. Wedding helped to design and secure the funding for Boyce Hall, the headquarters for UCR's Biochemistry Department. In addition to holding several positions in the University of California Academic Senate, he published more than 100 scientific papers and conducted several research projects, many at Oxford University. Dr. Wedding was a member the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Biochemistry Society of the United Kingdom and the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Wedding passed away in 1995.

The fund was renamed the R.T. and Mary Wedding Endowed Fund in Biochemistry to honor Mary's desire to augment the fund and to leave a legacy for future UCR students in Biochemistry. Mary Wedding was an elementary school teacher in Riverside, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and her teaching credential from UCR. She passed away in 2000. The Wedding children, Sheila Tracy O'Brien and Randolph Edward Wedding, are pleased to have helped create such a meaningful legacy of their parents.

Selection and Guidelines:

Application is by brief (less than 6 pages) student statement of qualification for this recognition of biochemical research accomplishments. Selection narrowed to a group of four candidates and winner chosen by ad hoc committee. In addition to the monetary award the successful candidate receives small engraved statuette.

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