BCYC Immersion Biology Track

BCYC Immersion Biology participant in class

  • Session 2: July 7-12, 2024

The BCYC Immersion biology summer program for high school students allows students to explore many fundamental ideas in biology, from DNA analysis to biodiversity. Students will learn to apply the Scientific Method through hands-on experiments, data collection and analysis, guided by expert instructors from Benedictine College's Biology Department, which is known for its research relating to both medicine and the environment.

Earn homeschool lab credit based on participation in our Biology track! Click here to learn more about receiving lab credit at Immersion.

Track Instructor

Dr. Jeremy Stubblefield
Assistant Professor of Biology

Jeremy Stubblefield

Dr. Stubblefield grew up throughout the Midwest as his parents were both officers in the United States Air Force. His family ultimately settled in northern Illinois where he considers “home.” He attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Dr. Stubblefield is fascinated by the science of time and conducted research in the biological timing, or circadian rhythms, of metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he completed his PhD in Neuroscience in 2016. He continued his research on the molecular mechanisms of biological timing with his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas Health San Antonio. He made discoveries related to time-of-day differences in the brain’s response to neurotrauma in mice. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Benedictine, Dr. Stubblefield mentors students in neuroscience research on circadian rhythms, metabolism and neurotrauma.