Bosscher Research Group

Mike Bosscher


While obtaining his doctorate from the University of Chicago, Mike began teaching chemistry at Trinity. Although most of his graduate work was centered around metalloproteins, his research interests also include urban agriculture and aquaponics. His Trinity profile can be found here.

Caleb Fredrickson


Eric Los


Jacob Henricksen


Jacob Henricksen grew up in Westmont, Illinois. He is currently majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Computer Science. Jacob started working with aquaponics during the first semester of his junior year aiding in the development of the system. The next semester he is starting to investigate efficiency of nitrogen oxidation with different solid support for the aquaponics lab.

Anna Bos


Anna Bos grew up in Rockford, Michigan. Since coming to Trinity, her interest in the natural sciences only grew as she became the first graduate of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program. She assisted Professor Bosscher in his biochemistry research on developing proteins that bind lanthanide ions. Anna is now at University of Wisconsin at Madison pursuing a Ph.D. in Toxicology.

Jonathan Koonce


Jonathan Koonce hails from sunny Escondido, California. Jonathan graduated with a chemistry major as well as minors in physics and mathematics at Trinity Christian College, and researched lanthanide binding proteins with Professor Bosscher and Anna Bos.

Calob Lostutter


Calob Lostutter, inspired by a food justice interim with Prof. Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, initiated the aquaponics project with a proposal to CESAG. Calob continued to work on the aquaponics system under a Vander Velde Scholarship allowing him to develop instrumental techniques to monitor nitrogen speciation. After graduating, Calob obtained a job at Molex, a fiber optics company, who is supporting his graduate work in Physics.

Tom Roose


As chair of the Campus Ecological Stewardship Advisory Group (CESAG), Tom Roose from the physics department helped procure funding for the aquaponics project, and continues to work closely on the aquaponics project.