Biology

Faculty

Given its research focus, the biology department at Lake Forest College takes seriously its responsibility to train students to effectively communicate the significance of their findings.

  • Anne E. Houde
    Foster G. and Mary W. McGaw Professor in the Life Sciences

    Areas of Study: behavior, evolution, ecology

  • Karen E. Kirk
    Professor of Biology, Chair of Health Professions Advisory Committee

    Areas of Study: molecular genetics, microbiology, cell biology

  • Shubhik DebBurman
    Professor of Biology

    Areas of Study: cell biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology of human disease

  • Douglas B. Light
    Laurence R. Lee Family Professor and Chair of Biology

    Areas of Study: animal and human physiology, cell physiology, neurophysiology

  • Alexander Shingleton
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Areas of Study: developmental biology, physiology and evolution

  • Sean B. Menke
    Gustav E. Beerly Jr. Assistant Professor of Biology

    Areas of study: ecology, biogeography, zoology, entomology

  • Lynn C. Westley
    Assistant Professor of Biology, Internship Coordinator

    Areas of Study: plant ecology

  • Margaret Frank
    Senior Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study: biostatistics, bioethics, medical reporting

  • Ann B. Maine
    Senior Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study: molecular genetics, cell biology

  • Bara Sarraj
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study:

  • Daniel Curlik
    Lecturer in Neuroscience

    Areas of Study: behavioral neuroscience, aging, learning and memory, eyeblink conditioning, adult neurogenesis, and calcium channels

  • Charles Flower
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study:  plant ecology and ecophysiology

  • Lynette Foss
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study:  immunology, epidemiology and infectious diseases

  • Lukasz Konopka
    Lecturer in Neuroscience

    Areas of Study:

  • Alexander Wilcox
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study:

  • Andrew Bullen
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study:  anatomy, physiology, neuroscience

  • Julie Felichio
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study: developmental biology

 

Emeritus Faculty

  • Kenneth L. Weik
    Associate Professor of Biology, Emeritus

    Areas of Study: botany, freshwater ecology, marine biology, electron microscopy