Biomedical Science Faculty      

Dr. Sandra Chimon-Rogers 
Director of the Science Program
Office:   Room 335
Phone:  219-473-4268


Dr. Sandra Chimon-Rogers obtained her Ph.D. in Bio-Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois. She has brought her Alzheimer’s disease research to Calumet College of St. Joseph’s and is utilizing various high tech bio-analytical techniques and orthomolecular compounds to find a preventative. Her experience and passion includes encouraging students to present their research findings at various conferences from around the nation to around the world (from Brazil to France). During her last two years at DePaul she had 31 research students who presented over 120 posters and won various awards for their presentations and currently has 23 papers in progress and completion for publication. She has also published 1 laboratory manual and is currently working on 2 more (to be release in fall of 2016). Dr. Rogers would like to encourage our CCSJ students to part take in such research events to help motivate hands on research, confidence and understanding on what they do in the classroom does relate to real life. Over the past 2 years, Dr. Rogers has had over 30 students present posters at conferences in the Midwest and has had 4 of her students attend neuroscience presentation at the University of California. Also, one of her students was accepted into the International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at IUN.

Dr. Rogers teaches General and Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Instrumental Chemistry, Research Methods and Nutrition. She previously taught as a Bio-Analytical Chemistry at DePaul University where she also was the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Chimon –Rogers has also taught at Prairie State College, National-Louis University and Elmhurst College. Dr. Rogers was also been nominated for the “Excellence in Teaching” at DePaul along with the various other research recognitions.

Sandra Chimon-Rogers CV Card


Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: Room 333
Phone: 219-473-4275


Dr. Ahmed Lakhani is an assistant professor of science at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in the area of Bio-Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. He is currently teaching the general science courses, physics, and anatomy and physiology with a few others here and there. Dr. Lakhani is also involved with our summer bridge program at CCSJ.


Fiona Groninger-Poe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Dr. Fiona Poe completed her Ph.D in biochemistry from the University of Illinois in 2014. During her graduate studies, she earned the Robert L. Switzer teaching award and was an American Society for Microbiology Science Teaching Fellow. Her research interests include sugar metabolism in plant pathogens and agar degradation in marine bacteria. Dr. Poe teaches general biology, microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology. She is also highly active with the Whiting Science Olympiads along with various other high school outreach programs.