Contact
Phone Number
Email Address
Location
Office
Heiser Natural Sciences Complex 172C

The natural sciences seek to shed light on the rules that govern the natural world by using empirical and scientific methods. Although mathematics and computational science may not be considered natural sciences per se, they provide critical insight and many tools used within the natural sciences.

The Heiser Natural Sciences Complex includes teaching and undergraduate research labs for chemistry, biology, computational science, physics and mathematics.

There is a greenhouse, herbarium and sampling equipment for field ecology. Our newest facility is a Nanotechnology Lab to study the properties of tiny structures used in cutting-edge technologies for the computer, robotic, medical and optical communication fields.

The Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center houses over 100 aquaria and features student and faculty research laboratories, classrooms and office space for New College’s marine biology program. Each tank in the Living Ecosystem Teaching and Research Aquarium features a different captive ecosystem, several with a camera to send images to a streaming video server. Underneath the building, an additional 10,000 square feet of space provides room for quarantine, storage, and the system that supplies seawater to the facility’s aquaria and labs.

 

Areas of Concentration in the Natural Sciences Division

Natural Sciences Faculty & Staff

Alfred Beulig Emeritus Professor of Biology
Rebecca Black Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Chemistry
Burcin Bozkaya Director of Applied Data Science Graduate Program
Professor of Data Science
Office / Division / Concentration Applied Data Science Graduate Program Natural Sciences Division Data Science
Amy Clore Professor of Biology
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Biology Biochemistry
Donald Colladay Professor of Physics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Physics
Melissa Crow Instructor of Statistics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Data Science Statistics
Susan Darter Office Assistant
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division
Leo Demski Emeritus Professor of Biology
Founding Director Pritzker Marine Biology Center
Erika Díaz Almeyda Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Biology Environmental Studies Marine Biology
Tiffany M. Doan Instructor of Biology
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Biology
Caitrin E. Eaton Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Computer Science
Kristopher Fennie Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Contact kfennie@ncf.edu
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Health, Culture and Societies Biology
Jayne M. Gardiner Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Biology Marine Biology
Sandra Gilchrist Professor of Biology & Marine Science
Natural Sciences Division Chair
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Marine Biology Biology Environmental Studies Gender Studies
David Gillman Associate Professor of Computer Science
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Computer Science Data Science
Fahmida Hamid Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Computer Science
Emily Heffernan Dean of Studies
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Environmental Studies Biology Office of the Provost
Lin Jiang Assistant Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Chemistry
Bernhard Klingenberg Adjunct Instructor of Statistics
Office / Division / Concentration Applied Data Science Graduate Program Natural Sciences Division Statistics Data Science
Christopher Kottke Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Mathematics
Elizabeth C. Leininger Associate Professor of Biology
SET SAIL program Director
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Neuroscience Biology Biopsychology
Matthew Lepinski Associate Professor of Computer Science
Office / Division / Concentration Applied Data Science Graduate Program Natural Sciences Division Computer Science Data Science
Elzie McCord Jr. Emeritus Professor of Biology
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division
Patrick McDonald Professor of Mathematics
Office / Division / Concentration Applied Data Science Graduate Program Natural Sciences Division Mathematics Applied Mathematics Data Science
David Mullins Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division
Donal O'Shea Professor of Mathematics
Contact doshea@ncf.edu
Office / Division / Concentration Mathematics Applied Mathematics Natural Sciences Division
Brad Oberle Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Biology Environmental Studies Marine Biology Urban Studies
Levente Pap Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Chemistry
Christopher Pedersen Associate In Physics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Physics
Tiago Perez Assistant Professor of Data Science
Office / Division / Concentration Applied Data Science Graduate Program Natural Sciences Division Data Science
Eirini Poimenidou Professor of Mathematics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Mathematics Applied Mathematics Data Science
Tania Roy Assistant Professor of Human Centered Computing
Office / Division / Concentration Applied Data Science Graduate Program Natural Sciences Division Computer Science Data Science
George Ruppeiner Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Physics
Tyrone Ryba Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Biology Applied Data Science Graduate Program
Athena Rycyk Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Biology Marine Biology
Paul Scudder Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Chemistry
Mariana Sendova Professor of Physics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Physics
Steven Shipman Professor of Physical Chemistry
Leonard Florsheim Chair
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Chemistry
Andrey Skripnikov Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Data Science Statistics Applied Data Science Graduate Program
Colleen Swessel Office Manager
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division
Joel Thurmond Senior Teaching Laboratory Specialist
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division
Gerardo Toro-Farmer Assistant Professor of Coastal and Marine Science
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Marine Biology Environmental Studies International & Area Studies
Katherine Walstrom Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Biochemistry Chemistry
Necmettin Yildirim Professor of Mathematics
Soo Bong Chae Chair of Applied Mathematics
Office / Division / Concentration Natural Sciences Division Mathematics Applied Mathematics Data Science