Colby Chemistry graduates are everywhere.  Approximately two thirds of recent graduates pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry, medicinal, veterinary, or dental school, or other graduate programs such as engineering or law school.  Former graduates are professors, research scientists,  engineers, doctors, lawyers, and brewers. Others have taken positions in pharmacy, toxicology, environmental policy, banking, insurance, or the ministry. A major in chemistry can open the door to a wide variety of professional occupations.  Scroll through the slide show below for profiles of interesting alumni.


  • Dr. Michael Yunes ’95

    Dr. Michael Yunes ’95 graduated from Tufts Medical School and completed a residency in Radiation Oncology. He is currently the Director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at the Baystate Regional Cancer Program in Springfield, MA. He is a member of the American Board of Radiology Examination Committee and a member of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Committee. His clinical interests include cancers of the Head and Neck, Central Nervous System, Lymphomas and malignancies in the Pediatric population.

  • Solomon

    Solomon Gisemba ’11

    Solomon Gisemba ’11 is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He is working on the design, synthesis, and development of peptidic ligands for the kappa opioid receptor. Apart from research, Solomon enjoys cheering for the Kansas basketball team!


Colby Chemistry 2014.