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Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

For general inquiries and scheduling, please e-mail

Station Address

UMN Itasca Biological Station
28131 University Circle
Lake Itasca, MN 56470

Itasca Office in St Paul

224 Cargill
1500 Gortner Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Itasca Station phone number: (218) 699-3550, staff extensions listed below.

Staff Contacts

Jonathan Schilling, PhD

Contact Director Schilling to discuss or initiate academic programs at the Station. Director Schilling splits his time between the St Paul campus and the Itasca Station.

Daniel Brumm

Station Scientist
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3345
Contact Daniel for inquiries about doing research at the Itasca station, or to set-up classrooms or equipment​. Daniel's office is located in the lower level of Lab 48 at the Itasca Station. 

Eric Sather

Facilities Lead 
Station office: (218) 699-3550 
Contact Eric for facility needs, onsite emergencies, and lock-outs. 

Heather Kokesh

Operations Associate 
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3302
Heather splits her time between the St Paul campus and the Itasca Station.