Transforming Science. Transforming Life.

On average, it can take approximately 10 to 15 years to develop a new medicine from discovery until the time it is available to patients.  For the millions of people around the world suffering with disease, that’s not fast enough.  The pioneering biomedical research supported and advanced by the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute offers hope for faster development and delivery of new ways to detect and treat cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and Parkinson’s, addiction, HIV and other life-threatening illnesses. There are few other biomedical research institutes in the world like CLP that integrate the breadth of the physical sciences – from physics to engineering to chemistry – with the life sciences and medicine to develop 21st century therapeutics and diagnostics. Each day our transdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and physicians work together using CLP’s shared resources, cutting-edge facilities and translational expertise to improve human health and bring new discoveries to society. We are also educating the next generation of scientists to think and act across disciplines to address the “big questions” underlying human health and disease. Together, we are working on discoveries and creative solutions that will improve lives, communities and the world.

A Foundation for the Future

Consistent funding is needed to help CLP researchers move their discoveries from the laboratory into society.  Your investment in CLP will help catalyze the next wave of transdisciplinary team science, provide cutting-edge tools and instrumentation and expand training of future scientists.

Specific giving opportunities include:

  •     $500    Maintenance of Scientific Instruments

  •  $1,000    Seminar Speaker

  •  $2,000   Graduate Student Training Activities

  •  $5,000    Preclinical Drug Development Voucher Awards

  •  $5,000   Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Student

  • $15,000   Interdisciplinary Outreach Programs

  • $50,000   Per Interdisciplinary Team Science Pilot Project Award

  • $50,000  Advanced Technical Staff Supporting Discovery and Innovation

For more information on ways that you can support CLP please contact:

Sheila Judge
Senior Director Administration, Research and Education

Benjamin Porter
Assistant VP Schools & Programs, Alumni Relations & Development

In Memoriam - Dr. Merle Bennett Haney, 1926-2019

In Memoriam - Dr. Merle Bennett Haney, 1926-2019

We’d like to express our gratitude to the family of Dr. Merle “Ben” Haney, M.D. of Almont, Michigan, 1926-2019, who earned his Doctorate of Medicine in 1954 from Northwestern University. Dr. Haney was a general surgeon and practitioner, but one of his greatest joys was his OB-GYN practice. The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute was listed as an option for those wishing to make memorial contributions. Donations like these help advance the mission of the Institute: to accelerate research and development of new ways to detect, diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, neurodegenerative disease, heart disease and other disorders.

“It is my Dad’s belief that Northwestern University will be the first to come up with a cure for cancer.” – Beth Haney-Heckart (daughter)