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The program’s interdisciplinary focus is enhanced by neuroscience faculty at Lake Forest, who stress the examination of the relationship of brain, mind, and behavior from diverse academic perspectives.

Program Faculty

  • 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

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

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

  • Matthew R. Kelley
    Professor of Psychology, Chair of Neuroscience

    Areas of Study: cognitive psychology, learning and memory, research methods and statistics

  • Naomi Wentworth
    Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology

    Areas of Study: developmental psychology, aging, motivation, brain function in attention, mathematical psychology, infant development

  • Jean-Marie Maddux
    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Areas of Study: behavioral neuroscience, associative learning, attention and learning, motivation, incentive salience, addiction, behavioral pharmacology

  • Tristan Hedrick
    Lecturer in Neuroscience


Associated Faculty

  • Rui Zhu
    Professor of Philosophy

    Areas of Study:  Asian and comparative philosophy, Plato, philosophy of mind

  • R. Sergio Guglielmi
    Professor of Psychology

    Areas of Study: clinical psychology, health psychology, cognitive- behavioral therapy, psychophysiology, educational psychology, structural equation modeling, analysis of longitudinal data (e.g., latent growth modeling)

  • Chloe Johnston
    Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies

    Areas of Study:  performance studies, performance art 

  • Virginie Bottero
    Lecturer in Neuroscience


  • Lukasz Konopka
    Lecturer in Neuroscience