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F.M. Kirby Foundation donates $115K for chemistry research

photo of John Moses accepting a check from Justin Kiczek
From left to right: Charlie Prizzi (CSHL Advancement senior vice president & special advisor to the President), Diana Kostas (secretary and treasurer, F.M. Kirby Foundation), Justin Kiczek (executive director, F.M. Kirby Foundation), and CSHL Professor John E. Moses

On September 16th, 2021 the F.M. Kirby Foundation donated $115,000 to support chemistry research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor John E. Moses’ laboratory. Moses is a leader in click chemistry and how to synthesize new molecules useful for drugs, biological tools, and material science. Click chemistry uses a unique type of reaction that fuses or “clicks” molecules together in an efficient and environmentally safe way.

The F.M. Kirby Foundation is a non-profit that invests in the future of communities. They support a broad range of organizations in education, health, environmental conservation, arts and humanities, religion, public affairs, and human services. The Foundation has donated a total of $1.3 million to CSHL since 2006. In 2020, the Foundation donated $115,000 to the Moses laboratory to purchase and install a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machine. The NMR machine helps the lab decipher the structure of the novel chemicals they synthesize.

Written by: Luis Sandoval, Content Developer/Communicator | sandova@cshl.edu | 516-367-6826

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