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Conrad Prebys Gifts $2.5M to Create Chair at SDSU in Viromics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – San Diego philanthropist Conrad Prebys has made a $2.5 million gift to San Diego State Universityto create a new faculty position for research into viromics. 

The Conrad Prebys Chair in Bio-Medical Research will be filled by an expert in the genetics of viruses who will work closely with the Prebys Bio-Medical Research Scholars, students who received scholarships supported by a $20 million gift from Prebys earlier this year. The new chair is the largest endowed chair in SDSU history, the university said. 

The creation of the chair is part of SDSU's goal to becoming a top national public research university, and a national search to fill the position is beginning immediately, the university said. 

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