Andrew Karls will join Lakeland's faculty this fall as assistant professor of biology.
He received a Ph.D. from Marquette University's biological sciences program in 2014 and has been working as a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Robert W. Peoples. He uses genetic manipulations followed by physiological assays to understand the molecular targets of alcohol.
During his graduate tenure, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant for four years and has taught a mix of introductory and upper-level laboratory courses. In addition to classroom work, for three summers he served as a mentor in a National Science Foundation-sponsored summer research program, overseeing the research experience of a diverse group of college students who had never worked in a laboratory setting.
He received a bachelor's degree in human biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He also took classes at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and UW-Oshkosh.