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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.

  • Shubhik DebBurman
    Disque D. and Carol Gram Deane Professor of Biological Sciences and Chair of Biology

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

  • 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 Pre-Health Advising

    Areas of Study: molecular genetics, microbiology, cell biology

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

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

  • Sean B. Menke
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Areas of study: ecology, biogeography, zoology, entomology

  • Alexander Shingleton
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Areas of Study: developmental biology, physiology and evolution

  • Flavia Barbosa
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Areas of Study: Behavioral Ecology, Evolution, Sexual Selection, Mate Choice, Animal Communication

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

    Areas of Study: plant ecology

  • Ann B. Maine
    Senior Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study: molecular genetics, cell biology

  • Virginie Bottero
    Lecturer in Neuroscience


  • Andrew Bullen
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study:  anatomy, physiology, neuroscience

  • Julie Felichio
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study: developmental biology

  • Lynette Foss
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study:  immunology, epidemiology and infectious diseases

  • Tristan Hedrick
    Lecturer in Neuroscience


  • Lukasz Konopka
    Lecturer in Neuroscience


  • Bara Sarraj
    Lecturer in Biology

    Areas of Study: microbiology, immunology

  • Alexander Wilcox
    Lecturer in Biology



Emeritus Faculty

  • Kenneth L. Weik
    Associate Professor of Biology, Emeritus

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