Lecturers

Lecturers in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division.

 

Christine Andrews

Senior Advisor / Senior Lecturer

BSLC 306. Phone: (773) 702-1214.

Chris Andrews coordinates labs for courses in evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. She teaches two courses in the pre-med sequence for non-majors and a fall lecture course in evolutionary adaptation.  She is also a Senior Advisor in the BSCD. 

Christine Andrews

Navneet Bhasin

Lecturer

Office: BSLC 208. Phone: (773) 834-4699.

Navneet Bhasin encourages personalized education by incorporating topical research and presentations by students in areas of their interest. An expression of this is seen in the glowing bacteria art gallery on the BSCD website. She directs labs for the advanced AP5, Biology concentration courses - Molecular Biology of the Cell (20234) and Biological Systems (20235). She also teaches Core Biology and “Biotechnology for the 21st century” for students who are not concentrating in Biology. She has a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and extensive research experience with pathogenic bacteria at Harvard and Boston University Medical Schools. 

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Thomas Christianson

Senior Lecturer

Office: BSLC 222A. Phone: (773) 834-4345.

Tom Christianson teaches Common Core Biology courses for students who are not concentrating in biology. He also teaches Experimental Physiology of Bacteria, a microbiology lab course. In the summer he teaches Research in Biological Sciences (RIBS), a four week intensive laboratory research course for high school students.

Tom Christianson

Beatrice Fineschi

Lecturer

Office: BSLC 208. Phone: (773) 834-4699.

Beatrice Fineschi is trained in molecular biology, immunology and virology. She teaches Common Core Biology to students who are not concentrating in biology.


Esmael Haddadian

Lecturer

Office: BSLC 222. Phone (773)702-7923

Esmael Haddadian has a Ph.D. in Biophysics. He is developing and teaching a two-quarter sequence in Mathematical Modeling for Pre-Med students and a sequence in Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems for none-biology majors. His research background is in Computational Biology with interests in modeling the dynamics of macromolecules, X-ray crystallographic refinement, and computational biophysics.

Esmael Haddadian

Alison Hunter

Senior Lecturer

BSLC 351; 773 834 3386

Alison Hunter teaches Common Core Biology courses for students who are not concentrating in biology. Her specialization is in Ecology, and particularly plant-animal interactions.

Alison Hunter

John Kennedy

Senior Lecturer

Office: BSLC 422

John M Kennedy has a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics and many years of experience directing a research program investigating transcriptional mechanisms underlying physiologic and disease-driven adaptations in the heart and skeletal muscle.  He teaches courses in physiology and exercise physiology and is involved in identifying research opportunities for undergraduate students in Biological Sciences.

John Kennedy

Dmitry Kondrashov

Senior Lecturer

BSLC 208. Phone: (773) 834-3387.

Dmitry Kondrashov has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Biochemistry. He is developing and teaching a three-quarter sequence in Mathematical Methods for Biological Sciences (BIOS 26210-11-12). His research interests include modeling the structural dynamics of protein molecules, and he has collaborated extensively with X-ray crystallographers, computational biophysicists, and mathematicians. For more details, see his home page.


Elizabeth Kovar

Senior Lecturer

Office: BSLC 409. Phone: 773.834.2758.

Elizabeth Kovar has a Ph.D. in chemistry. She is involved in infusing quantitative approaches into the biological curriculum. Elizabeth’s research background is in computational biology with interests in mathematical modeling of whole-cell systems, specifically metabolic and genetic considerations, and the cytoskeleton, involving motility and neuronal functioning.


Eric Larsen

Senior Lecturer

Office: BSLC 334. Phone: (773) 702-1215.

Eric Larsen is an ecologist who teaches Mammalian Ecology (BIOS 23254) and Ecology & Evolution in the Southwest (BIOS 23233) in the spring for students who are concentrating in biology. This latter course includes a 2-wk field trip through the deserts of the Southwest with field research conducted in the Sonoran Desert. He also teaches Common Core Biology and Topics for students who are not concentrating in biology.

Eric Larsen

Megan McNulty - White

Senior Advisor / Senior Lecturer

Office: 306. Phone: (773) 834-7744.

Megan McNulty is the Senior Advisor to the students of the BSLC.  She is also a senior lecturer for the Core Biology sequence, and teaches "Workings of the Human Brain: From Brain to Behavior."

Megan McNulty

Christopher Schonbaum

Senior Lecturer

Office: BSLC 215. Phone: (773) 702-2514.

Chris Schonbaum directs labs for the biology concentration courses in cellular and molecular biology (20181, 20191), genetics (20192), and developmental biology (20183, 20193). In addition, in the summer, he runs the Research in Biological Sciences (RIBS) course, a four-week laboratory research workshop for high school students.


Paul Strieleman

Titelbaum Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Office: BSLC 338. Phone: (773) 702-5076

Paul Strieleman is a nutritional biochemist who teaches Introduction to Biochemistry and Common Core courses in nutritional science.  He also directs and develops the laboratories for the undergraduate biochemistry courses. 

Paul Strieleman

Rosemary Zaragoza

Lecturer

Office: BSLC 211. Phone: (773) 702-2018.

Rosemary Zaragoza teaches Pharmacology Perspectives, which covers molecular, cellular and organ basics in biology and incorporate how drugs work at the molecular, cellular and organ levels in treatment of disease.

Rosemary