Keith N. Fargo


IU East Alumni Hall of Fame (2009)
B.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2006


Keith Fargo, a resident of Naperville, Ill., received a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Psychology from IU East in 1997. He graduated with highest distinction and was the Naomi R. Osborne Scholar, an honor given to the graduate with the highest grade point average. He is a previous resident of New Castle, IN.

After completing his degree, Fargo was a post-baccalaureate student at the University of Cincinnati in 1998. Then in 2006, he earned his Ph.D. in Neural Science and in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Indiana University. Fargo was the Chancellor's Fellow and a National Research Service Award (NRSA) trainee.

Fargo would go on to the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Hines VA Hospital to complete his postdoctoral training as a Ruth L. Kirschtein Individual NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow. While there, his research was focused on molecular neurobiology. Fargo was a research health scientist in the Research and Development Service of the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital located in Hines, Ill. He has written and published several research articles and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for three scientific journals.

Currently, he is a Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Loyola University in Chicago, IL. Fargo has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Loyola University since 2006.