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William D. Gill Professorship in Biology

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1915 by the estate of William D. Gill

A Baltimore business and civic leader and a general in the Maryland National Guard, WILLIAM D. GILL endowed this professorship for a faculty member in forest ecology. It was later redirected to support a biologist, in line with new academic priorities of the university. General Gill’s interest in biology, and forestry specifically, stemmed from his ownership of a major lumber company.

Held by Rejji Kuruvilla

KuruvillaReijiREJJI KURUVILLA is an associate professor of biology whose research focuses on endocytic trafficking of neurotrophins in nervous system development and maintenance. She received her BS from Calcutta University in India, her PhD from the University of Houston, and did her postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.