Paul Robert DeGregory Memorial Endowed Fellowship in Chemistry
The Paul Robert DeGregory Memorial Endowed Fellowship in Chemistry endowment honors the life of Paul Robert DeGregory, an accomplished researcher and graduate student in chemistry. Paul is remembered as a loving son, a bright, well-rounded young man, and a kind, caring, and humble person, who was as well a talented and hard-working researcher. Paul impressed and inspired family and friends with his vision, dedication, and drive.
Paul graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2012 from Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College. His research work while participating in Drexel University’s CO-OP Program gave him impressive experience as a Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemist with Merck and Co., an Applications Chemist with Rhodia, Inc. and as a Synthetic Chemist with Progenra, Inc. He also earned achievement awards from the American Chemical Society.
While pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry at UT Austin, Paul spearheaded research focused on developing mechanisms for medical devices that could rapidly detect kidney and heart failure. Paul published four research papers, mentored many undergraduates and fellow graduate students and was well-respected by students and professors. His family members say that Paul’s love of research epitomized the spirit of “Texas Science”. His work had the potential to help save lives.
Managing Heart Failure at Home with Point-of-Care Diagnostics
New Functionalities for Paper-Based Sensors Lead to Simplified User Operation, Lower Limits of Detection, and New Applications
Quantitative electrochemical metalloimmunoassay for TFF3 in urine using a paper analytical device
Wire, Mesh, and Fiber Electrodes for Paper-Based Electroanalytical Devices
“We lost Paul far too soon, but we thank God for and are eternally grateful for the precious time we had with him,” Paul’s parents write. “Paul, we will always love you and we will miss you very much.”