The William J. and Wilma M. Haines Fund for the Study of Biochemistry supports biochemistry research and education at Wabash College. The fund was endowed by Dr. William Haines, Wabash Class of 1940, and his wife, Wilma M. “Shorty” Haines. Dr. Haines was the first Wabash Man to become a biochemist.
The Haines Fund for Biochemistry supports summer research internships for students, purchases biochemical equipment, and brings Biochemistry speakers to campus. These speakers give both a scientific presentation and a talk intended for the general public.
Previous Haines Lectures include:
• 2001: Roger Beachy, President of the Danforth Plant Science Center
• 2002: David Gorenstein, Associate Dean of Research, University of Texas Medical Branch
• 2004: Ralph Yount ’54, Former President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Washington State University
• 2006: Daniel Rich, Emeritus Ralph F. Hirschmann Professor of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
• 2007: Gary Bannon ’76, Team Leader, Product Characterization Center at Monsanto
• 2008: Sarah Keller, Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington
• 2009: Gyanu Lamichhane ’99, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
• 2010: Phllip Low, Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University
• 2011: Chris Halkides ’83, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina Wilmington