Paul I. Terasaki ’56 PhD

Paul I. Terasaki ’56 PhD (Schechtman), a celebrated UCLA faculty member and pioneer in organ transplant medicine, has made a $50 million gift to the University. The historic gift will support research in the newly named Terasaki Life Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance interaction among scientists and speed the translation of discoveries into practical applications. Dr. Terasaki is quoted in UCLA Today: “”Most advances in medicine are rooted in the life sciences. . . . That background opened the door to my research and proved vital to my medical discoveries.”