About Me

My name is Lauren Beres and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I am a Biology major with a biomedical focus and I hope to attend medical school once I graduate. This website was made for my organismal biology class where we were told to study a medicinal organism. It is part of a larger project by my peers and professor called Multiple Organisms. I am originally from New Berlin, Wisconsin, a town about 15 miles from Milwaukee.

I chose St. John's wort because of it's various medicinal purposes. There are so many studies about the effects St. John's wort has on depression. I think this plant is interesting because it is so available to anyone who wants to try it.

I would like to thank everyone who helped me with this project. Especially my professors, everyone at ITS, and those who allowed me to use their pictures. If you have any questions pertaining to Hypericum perforatum you can send me an e-mail at:


Thanks for visiting my site!