Doctoral students from the San Diego State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are chosen on an annual basis to receive the Arne N. Wick Predoctoral Research Fellowship from the California Metabolic Research Foundation for their work and research on specific projects that help to inform metabolic processes. The Wick Fellowship was established in 1991. To date, 19 graduate students have completed their doctoral programs with financial support during their last year from this named fellowship.

Award ceremony at the 2017 Annual Board Meeting on May 5, 2017.


W. Eric Rogers, the 2015-2016 recipient of the Arne N. Wick Predoctoral Research Fellowship, here pictured with Dr. William (Bill) E. Stumph, Professor and lead researcher of the gene expression laboratory at San Diego State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


Spencer Swarts, the 2016-2017 of the Arne N. Wick Predoctoral Research Fellowship awardee with Dr. Bill Stumph.


Predoctoral fellowship recipients Eric Rogers and Spencer Swarts pictured with CMRF president, Joseph F. Copp and Board Secretary and Treasurer Susan M. Copp.


CMRF Board of Directors (bottom row) pictured with Dr. Bill Stumph, Wick awardees Rogers and Swarts, and their dissertation research advisors Dr. Peter van der Geer (top row left, advisor for Swarts) and Dr. Tom Huxford (for Rogers).


Wick awardees Swarts and Rogers with Drs. Stumph, van der Geer, and Huxford.

Bill Stumpf Speech

Long-time member of the Board and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Dr. Charles (Jack) Stewart, speaks at San Diego State University about the Fellowships awarded on behalf of the California Metabolic Research Foundation.

Award Ceremony 2012

At the 2012 Annual Board Meeting, Arne N. Wick Predoctoral Research Fellowship recipients Arthur Hauenstein, Mario Navarro, and Norman Zhu are awarded for their productive efforts and findings. Also shown is Dr. Tom Huxford (second from right) who directed the research of Hauenstein and Zhu.


2012 Wick honorees Hauenstein, Zhu, and Navarro together with Director of Research Dr. Bill Stumph (far left) and Dr. Tom Huxford (rear) and California Metabolic Research Foundation President Joseph F. Copp.


Dr. Jack Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and CMRF Board Member, bestows Arne N. Wick Predoctoral Research Fellowship award on doctoral student Youly Ly.  Ms. Ly’s dissertation research advisor, Dr. John Love, is shown at far left, with CMRF research director Dr. Stumph at far right.

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