Schultz Research Lab

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We are an undergraduate research lab. 

Focused on developing scientists and solving environmental problems by applying knowledge of organic chemistry and microbial metabolism.

 

Current Members

 Erica Schultz, PhD  Dr. Schultz is an assistant professor of chemistry at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. Before joining the faculty at Lake Forest, she was a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University studying enzymatic mechanisms, biosynthesis, biocatalysis and biocompatible chemistry. Dr. Schultz received her doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied total synthesis and method devolopment, focusing on nitrogen containing heterocyclic. She started her chemistry career at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN working on total synthesis and method development.

Erica Schultz, PhD

Dr. Schultz is an assistant professor of chemistry at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. Before joining the faculty at Lake Forest, she was a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University studying enzymatic mechanisms, biosynthesis, biocatalysis and biocompatible chemistry. Dr. Schultz received her doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied total synthesis and method devolopment, focusing on nitrogen containing heterocyclic. She started her chemistry career at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN working on total synthesis and method development.

 
 Jacob Levin, Class of 2020  Jacob Levin is a Chemistry and Music double major at Lake Forest College. He lives in Edwardsville, Illinois and was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  His favorite thing about chemistry is how it can explain not only why materials behave the way they do, but also why and how life functions.  He enjoys cooking and playing violin in his free time.    

Jacob Levin, Class of 2020

Jacob Levin is a Chemistry and Music double major at Lake Forest College. He lives in Edwardsville, Illinois and was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  His favorite thing about chemistry is how it can explain not only why materials behave the way they do, but also why and how life functions.  He enjoys cooking and playing violin in his free time.    

  Rhyan Shanker, Class of 2019   Rhyan Shanker is an undergraduate student at Lake Forest College. She is a Chemistry Major and Environmental Studies Minor. She is also a Resident Assistant and a member of the Campus Sustainability Committee and Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Rhyan is from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. In her spare time, she likes to exercise, bake, and rewatch Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.

Rhyan Shanker, Class of 2019

Rhyan Shanker is an undergraduate student at Lake Forest College. She is a Chemistry Major and Environmental Studies Minor. She is also a Resident Assistant and a member of the Campus Sustainability Committee and Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Rhyan is from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. In her spare time, she likes to exercise, bake, and rewatch Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.

 Peter Simmeth, Class of 2021  Peter is an undergraduate student at Lake Forest College studying biochemistry and education. He is from Los Angeles, California and enjoys cycling, going to the beach and cooking. He is interested in various aspects of environmentalism and how humanity can coexist with the natural environment while protecting both.

Peter Simmeth, Class of 2021

Peter is an undergraduate student at Lake Forest College studying biochemistry and education. He is from Los Angeles, California and enjoys cycling, going to the beach and cooking. He is interested in various aspects of environmentalism and how humanity can coexist with the natural environment while protecting both.

 Beana Yanovskaya, Class of 2020  Beana Yanovskaya attends Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL graduating with the class of 2020. She is a student-athlete pursing the pre-med track with a Chemistry major and a Spanish minor and going into her 3rd season as a libero/DS for the college's volleyball team. She grew up not far in Highland Park, IL graduating from Highland Park High School. Besides being an athlete, Beana is also part of many clubs on campus: SAACS, Future Health Professionals, and Athletic Council. 

Beana Yanovskaya, Class of 2020

Beana Yanovskaya attends Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL graduating with the class of 2020. She is a student-athlete pursing the pre-med track with a Chemistry major and a Spanish minor and going into her 3rd season as a libero/DS for the college's volleyball team. She grew up not far in Highland Park, IL graduating from Highland Park High School. Besides being an athlete, Beana is also part of many clubs on campus: SAACS, Future Health Professionals, and Athletic Council. 

 Unicorn, Lab Manager  Serious scientist.

Unicorn, Lab Manager

Serious scientist.

 

Office Hours

Monday :  1pm–2pm
Tuesday : by appointment
Wednesday : 9am–10am
Thursday : by appointment
Friday : by appointment

Location

Office: Lillard Science Center 350

Laboratory: Dixon 333

Email & Phone

eschultz[at]lakeforest[dot]edu
(847) 735-6074