Grid-style Theme

Honestly, I don't have any idea which theme I need or want. I just had to select one to send this. Here's what I want:

I want to create a landing page that has 8 columns and 5 rows of 140px x 140 Head shots of Professors and put a two row name/title below each.
I want to hover over them to add a few lines more of credentialing and lightbox out for a decent number of lines of copy of their CV. There will be headlines on top of grid and some data below with a link into the full company website. This would NOT be the home page but a version of it would appear in the menu titled as "Academy" or something similar. The rest of the site would be "normal."

Which of your themes would you suggest and/or what plug in would I need? Thanks, Randy