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.

Mohammed AbuBakar, Class of 2021  Mohammed AbuBakar is a Computer Science Major and Chemistry Minor with a focus on Pre-Health. On campus, he is a Resident Assistant, External Relations Chair of the South Asian Student Association, Secretary of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and member of the Lake Forest College Rugby Football Club. He loves to eat and loves to play video games even more. What interests him most about chemistry is the analysis of product such as NMR, IR, GC, etc. He is excited to see what the summer holds and can't wait to make a healthier planet! :) 

Mohammed AbuBakar, Class of 2021

Mohammed AbuBakar is a Computer Science Major and Chemistry Minor with a focus on Pre-Health. On campus, he is a Resident Assistant, External Relations Chair of the South Asian Student Association, Secretary of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and member of the Lake Forest College Rugby Football Club. He loves to eat and loves to play video games even more. What interests him most about chemistry is the analysis of product such as NMR, IR, GC, etc. He is excited to see what the summer holds and can't wait to make a healthier planet! :) 

Samantha Stubbs, Class of 2022  Samantha Stubbs is a student-athlete pursuing the pre-med track with a Chemistry Major and Environmental Studies Minor. She grew up in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada and plays hockey at the college. When she is not on the ice she likes to cook or go to the gym. She is also a part of Athletic Council on campus.

Samantha Stubbs, Class of 2022

Samantha Stubbs is a student-athlete pursuing the pre-med track with a Chemistry Major and Environmental Studies Minor. She grew up in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada and plays hockey at the college. When she is not on the ice she likes to cook or go to the gym. She is also a part of Athletic Council on campus.

Unicorn, Lab Manager  Serious scientist.

Unicorn, Lab Manager

Serious scientist.

 

Alumni 

 
Molly Major, Class of 2018  Molly was a student athlete (soccer) and Chemistry major at Lake Forest College. She currently works at Abbvie in Lake County, IL.

Molly Major, Class of 2018

Molly was a student athlete (soccer) and Chemistry major at Lake Forest College. She currently works at Abbvie in Lake County, IL.

Nebojsa Markovic, Class of 2018  Nebojsa was a Chemistry and Sociology and Anthropology double major at Lake Forest College, and worked on an interdisciplinary project determining the identity of pills found at a dig site in Chicago.

Nebojsa Markovic, Class of 2018

Nebojsa was a Chemistry and Sociology and Anthropology double major at Lake Forest College, and worked on an interdisciplinary project determining the identity of pills found at a dig site in Chicago.

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.

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 currently works at Abbvie.

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 currently works at Abbvie.

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.

 

Office Hours

 by appointment

Location

Office: Lillard Science Center 350

Laboratory: Lillard Science Center 379

Email & Phone

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