Biology Highlights

About Biology at Lake Forest College

Biology majors don’t just learn facts about living things, they learn how to be scientists. This means they can often be found in the lab, actively engaged in research with faculty. Students have exciting opportunities for internships and research at world-class Chicago institutions like the Field Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Shedd Aquarium, and Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences. Biology students are well-trained by hypothesis-driven coursework. While a major or minor in biology is great preparation for postgraduate training in academic research or the health professions, our students also become competitive graduates and professionals in industry and fields like environmental policy, education and museum administration.

Department News

  • Transfer student Philip Freund ’18 has always had an interest in science and is already flexing his research muscles in a medical lab after just one semester at Lake Forest College.

  • Six teams vied for the coveted McPherson Cup at Lake Forest College’s 4th Annual Plate Race on July 13.
  • Peter Nesper ’15, a clinical research associate at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, has achieved a remarkable and rare accomplishment. Since August 2016, he has published 15 research articles and is the lead author on three.
  • Three Lake Forest College alumni just received their MD degrees at Rosalind Franklin University Medical School: Keith Solvang ’11, Daryn Cass ’10, and Daniella Brutman ’12.
  • With a job lined up as a research assistant at a major university before he graduated, James Haney ’17 will spend his summer backpacking West Coast trails and considering his next move—medical school or becoming a college professor.
  • Associate Professor of Biology Sean Menke was interviewed by WBBM Newsradio about urban ant communities.
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