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Pulver Science Scholars

Pulver Science Scholars

A Community of Scholars

Each year, 10 incoming students are selected as Pulver Science Scholars as part of the admissions process. Selected students exhibit a deep affinity for scientific research and discovery, an unbridled sense of intellectual adventure, and a commitment to making a significant, positive impact on the world.

Once on campus, scholars collaborate in an intellectual exchange, learning from each other, faculty, and visiting scholars in the sciences to emerge with the skills necessary to address the world’s most complex challenges.

Guaranteed Research and Internship Experiences

Every Pulver Science Scholar receives funding to have access to at least one research and one internship experience focused on scientific inquiry and discovery before graduation.

Grossman DavisConnects building

A Team of Advisors to Help Design Your Future

Your DavisConnects advisor will work closely with your faculty advisor to ensure you have access to further research, internship, and global experience opportunities that are integrated with your course of study.

Linde Packman Lab for Biosciences Innovation

As part of the Linde Packman Lab, Pulver Science Scholars may select from a set of curated experiences, or they may design their own opportunities working closely with the Pulver Science Scholars Program advisor.

An Expansive Network of Partnerships

Pulver Science Scholars have access to internship opportunities and research experiences at the world’s most prominent scientific research and discovery organizations. Learn more about some of our partners below.

Jocelyn Thomas '16

The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory is among the world’s leading biomedical research organizations, which allows Colby students to work on discovering genomic solutions for disease in the quest to improve human health.

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National Human Genome Research Institute

Under the National Institutes of Health, the largest biomedical research organization in the world, Colby students have access to genomic research in the lab of renowned geneticist Dr. David Bodine ’76.

Colby College students work at the Walensky lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Through a long-standing partnership with Dr. Loren Walensky, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Cancer Biology at Dana-Farber, Colby students perform cutting-edge cancer research in his laboratory.

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MDI Biological Laboratory

A leading innovator in biomedical research, MDIBL is a world-class science education institution that offers students hands-on research opportunities that encourage creative thinking and entrepreneurship in the sciences.

Colby College students work at the Walensky lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative

An alliance of cancer researchers, physicians, and experts featuring The Jackson Laboratory and dozens of partnering healthcare centers welcome Colby students to contribute to important oncological research. Watch their video to learn more.

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Through a two-year summer internship, Colby students work closely with Dr. David Solit, director of the Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Graduates Making an Immediate Impact

The Pulver Science Scholars program expands upon Colby’s record of offering rigorous scientific undergraduate research opportunities and prepares students for acceptance into the nation’s most competitive post-graduate programs.


Grace Uwase ’18

In her first post-graduate year, Uwase performed research in a biomedical research lab at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, studying the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

Baturay Aydemir

Baturay Aydemir ’17

Aydemir came to Colby with dreams of becoming a doctor. After receiving degrees in neuroscience and chemistry, with a minor in classical civilization, he is now studying at Harvard Medical School.

Brian Kim ’18

Kim’s undergraduate research studied the effect of microplastics on microscopic freshwater organisms. He’s now pursuing a Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

Clare Mepyans '19

Claire Mepyans ’19

Mepyans was the first Colby student selected for the opportunity to work with researchers at one of the most prestigious cancer care and research centers in the world, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.