The University of Dayton has received a $2.5 million donation for biology faculty research from the estate of a former UD professor and alumnus.
The Dayton Daily News reports that Robert J. Schuellein notified the school in a 1998 letter that he was making the gift. Schuellein died in 2011 at the age of 91.
University officials say Schuellein graduated in 1944 with a degree in biology and returned to UD in the late 1950s to teach and help establish the graduate program in biology.
UD officials say he left the university in 1964 for the National Institute of Health in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Dental Research. He retired from the National Institute of Health in 1983.