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Darrell Doyle Travel Award


Honoring Inspiration

In August of 2006 the University at Buffalo lost one of its finest professors, Dr. Darrell Doyle, to his battle with cancer.  Serving as professor and Chair of the Biological Sciences department from 1983 -1992, he was an invaluable colleague, leader, researcher, teacher, and mentor. Dr. Doyle’s combination of scientific intellect, innovation, optimism and friendliness made him a favorite of his students and his colleagues, who described him as being the type of person who inspired greatness within those he mentored and led.

During Dr. Doyle’s tenure as chair, the Department of Biological Sciences entered a new phase and trajectory in its history, enjoying a significant increase in research funding and a phase of considerable faculty hiring.  As the department successfully transitioned into the age of molecular and informational biology, Dr. Doyle is remembered as an outstanding leader and an enthusiastic supporter, motivator and mentor of those graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows who worked with him.

To honor the memory of a man who influenced the lives and scientific careers of many, the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences has created an opportunity to pay tribute to Dr. Doyle and his contributions to science and teaching.

The Darrell Doyle Lectureship & Travel Award
Awarded to the best student platform presentation and to the best student poster at the Annual Departmental Research Symposium, the Darrell Doyle Travel Award will provide our best students with the opportunity to present their work to a national and international audience.

In order to realize the vision of the Darrell Doyle Travel Award Fund, we seek philanthropic gifts from private donors. This important fund will, provide the financial resources needed to enhance the educational experience of our students in the department, while honoring the legacy of a man whose life touched so many. By supporting the fund you will not only make a lasting gift to the University, but you will assure the everlasting recognition of the exceptional contributions of Dr. Darrell Doyle.

Give to the Darrell Doyle Lectureship & Travel Award Fund