The genius of generosity
Rajen Kilachand Stuns the Community with a $115M Gift for Life Sciences Research
The Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering is named in honor of Rajen Kilachand, a visionary Boston University alumnus and trustee. In addition to supporting the construction of the Kilachand Center building, his magnificent gift establishes the Rajen Kilachand Fund for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering—a $100 million endowment that will advance, in perpetuity, groundbreaking research at the intersection of the life sciences and engineering.
As a direct result of his philanthropy, the scientists gathered under this one roof will collaborate in interdisciplinary basic science research that could rewrite the story lines for important challenges, such as solving the riddles of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, accelerating our understanding of memory and speech, and delivering on the promise of synthetic biology to make molecules and tissues that mimic natural function and improve lives.
Kilachand Center Researchers Cara Stepp and Steve Ramirez receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The Read more
Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering Hosts Panel for Career Paths in the Humanities
At a mid-January panel discussion at the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering some students and their Read more
Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering Receives LEED Gold Certification
Not only will the Kilachand Center for Life Sciences & Engineering allow for collaboration between life scientists, engineers, and physicians Read more