Big crowd on hand to dedicate DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex

Hundreds were on hand last Thursday to participate in the dedication of the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex (and  to load their plates at the pig roast that preceded the 1 p.m. ceremony) in the Biochemical Sciences Atrium.

Hugs and a standing ovation for Hector DeLuca during the dedication of the Biochemical Sciences that now bears his name.

The Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex includes the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building (420 Henry Mall), the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building (440 Henry Mall), and the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Laboratories (433 Babcock Dr.). The buildings house the Department of Biochemistry in CALS and the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

It’s unpredented to name a UW building after a living individual within five years of employment (he retired in 2011). The UW Board of Regents approved naming the complex after DeLuca in recognition of his exceptional career and contributions to his field and the university.