Spring 2020 Seminar

Seminars are on Fridays from 1:00 PM to 1:50 AM in Arey 05 

or 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM in Keyes 105

Link to tips for a successful presentations

February 7

Organizational Meeting

1:00 PM, Arey 05

Faculty Research Meet and Greet

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM, 2nd Floor of Keyes

February 14

Prof. Craig ChapmanUniversity of New Hampshire

“Better Living Through Quantum Chemistry”

3:00 PM, Keyes 105

February 21

 Jennifer Dumouchel, Colby ’08, Brown University

A new vision for drug discovery: investigating ocular metabolism”

1:00 PM, Arey 05

February 28

Prof. Sean Elliott, Boston University

“Taking a Bath: challenges in the discovery of novel metalloenzymes”

1:00 PM Arey 05, Canceled due to weather

March 6

Prof. Lindsey Madison, Colby College

“Chemist’s Code of Conduct: Scientific and Research Ethics”

1:00 PM, Arey 05

March 13

Prof. Colleen O’LoughlinBates College


March 20

Prof. Michael Campbell, Barnard College


March 27

Spring Recess, no seminar this week!

April 3

Prof. Julie Zimmerman, Yale University


April 10

Barbara Stewart and Ellen Hall, Bangor High School


April 17


Dr. Joe Cichocki, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals


April 24

Student Presentations

1 PM: Jason Brodo, Emily Visco, Amanda Deming

May 1

Colby Liberal Arts Symposium 

Student Presentations

Hannah Karp, Chris George, Carol Lipshultz,

Hayley Gibson, Maria Armillei, Stanley Clarke

May 8

Student Presentations

1 PM: Dani Lonati, Andrew McCray, Alan Clymer

3 PM: Thomas LaJoie, Jonathan Pankauski, Allie Naccara

Fall 2019 Seminar

Seminars are on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Davis 301
except when noted otherwise

Link to tips for a successful presentations

Faculty evaluation form for student presentations

September 6


Organizational Meeting


September 13
Prof. Jimmy Wu, Dartmouth College

“Enabling Drug Discovery Through Organic Chemistry”

September 20
Prof. Alex Radosevich, MIT

“Geometric Distortion as a Design Principle in Organophosphorus Catalysis”

September 27
Prof. Chery Whipple, Colby-Sawyer College

3 PM, Keyes 105

“Early investigations into the impact of the emergent contaminant, PFOA, on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans”

October 4

Dr. Andy Lambe, Aerodyne Research

3 PM, Keyes 105

“Laboratory and field studies of the formation and oxidative aging of secondary organic aerosol using the Potential Aerosol Mass oxidation flow reactor”

October 11
Dr. Brian Dimento ’10, Bigelow Laboratories

“From Hg to POPs: Studying the Fate of Toxic Metals and Persistent Organic Pollutants in Aquatic Ecosystems”

October 18

Prof. Joanne Kehlbeck, Union College

“Chemical Biology from an organic chemists perspective: there is a fly in my coffee”

October 25
Mark Battle, Bowdoin College

3 PM, Keyes 105

“Measuring oxygen at Harvard Forest: Fourteen years of work, eleven student co-authors… all for one number”

November 1
No Seminar this week!
November 8
Student Presentations

Carol Lipshultz, Hannah Karp, Maria Armillei

11 AM

November 15

Student Presentations
Stanley Clarke, Hayley Gibson, Jason Brodo

3 PM

November 15

Colby Cancer Consortium

Dr. Jennifer Trowbridge, The Jackson Laboratory

““Discovery of cellular and molecular targets to reduce risk of blood cancers during aging”

3 PM, Keyes 105

November 22

Student Presentations

Emily Visco, Allie Naccara, Thomas LaJoie

November 29

Thanksgiving Break


December 6

Student Presentations

11 AM:  Chris George, Alan Clymer, Amanda Deming

3 PM:  Andrew McCray, Jonathan Pankauski, Dani Lonati