Class Year



Engaged Scholars in and out of the Classroom


The Eukaryon Editorial Board is proud to present the second annual issue of our journal, which is its first truly student-organized issue. The board has been working for the past year to make Eukaryon an entirely student-run peer-reviewed journal, in which we review, edit, and publish the scientific work of our fellow students of the life sciences. In this issue, Lake Forest College students have contributed work from their courses and independent research projects, such as primary articles resulting from original research, literature reviews, news and views articles, book or film reviews, and senior theses. In addition, the Editorial Board has highlighted some of the newsworthy attributes of the biology department, including faculty and student contributions to education and scholarship.


Eukaryon is published by students at Lake Forest College, who are solely responsible for its content. The views expressed in Eukaryon do not necessarily reflect those of the College. Articles published within Eukaryon should not be cited in bibliographies. Material contained herein should be treated as personal communication and should be cited as such only with the consent of the author.