Print This Issue

Richard Schultz: Charles & William L. Day Distinguished Professor of Biology
January 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 19



SAS Dean Rebecca Bushnell announced that Richard Schultz has been named the Charles & William L. Day Distinguished Professor of Biology. 

Dr. Schultz joined Penn’s biology department in 1978. He is the current department chair and a former chair of the biology graduate group.  His research encompasses the cell and molecular biology of oogenesis, fertilization and preimplantation development. He and his colleagues have published over 240 papers.

He is an associate editor of Biology of Reproduction and currently serves on the editorial board of Developmental Biology. Dr. Schultz has served on the National Science Foundation’s panel for Developmental Biology and the National Institutes of Health’s Reproductive Biology Study Section, and he was a director of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Dr. Schultz is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the recipient of the Jan Purkinje Medal from the Czech Academy of Science, an NIH MERIT award and the Society of Reproduction and Fertility’s Distinguished Scientist Award.

The Day professorship was established in 1973 with funds from the estate of Charles Day and a memorial gift for his son, William L. Day, ME ’31.  William Day was a Philadelphia banker and civic leader who served as chairman of Penn’s Board of Trustees from 1968 until his death in 1973.


Almanac - January 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 19