Biochemistry Program

A Summer of Science in Druckenmiller Hall

To give people a sense of the activity that went on in Druckenmiller throughout the summer, we’ve put together an interactive blueprint of the buildings.

Science Faculty See Pros and Cons of Avoiding Traditional Publication Route

Science professors discuss the advantages and limitations of traditional, peer-reviewed, subscription-based academic publishing, and the alternative option of publishing straight to the Internet.

Searching for Sweet Victory in the Battle Against H. pylori

This summer, Professor Danielle Dube and her student researchers — Ian Kline ’15, Jared Feldman ’16, Brigitte McFarland ’18 and Hal Miller ’16 —are developing therapies to fight a dangerous bacterial pathogen called H. pylori.

Round-Up: Fellowships, Scholarships Take Students Far Into Studies

This year, many Bowdoin seniors and alumni were awarded some of the country’s most prestigious national fellowships and grants, helping them launch careers in academia, public service, medicine and more.

Brain Waves, Phobias, and Bacterial Sugars: Bowdoin Research in Human Health

Professors and students at Bowdoin are probing an array of topics with implications for human health, from understanding Alzheimer’s and treating anxiety to developing therapeutics that combat dangerous bacteria.

Elgin Encourages Young Scientists at Annual President’s Science Symposium

As keynote speaker for the 2014 President’s Science Symposium, biologist Sarah Elgin offered an inspiring example for the 100-plus Bowdoin research students in the audience, who then presented the fruits of their own research labors through speeches and a poster session.

Coastal Studies Expansion Brings New Marine Science Semester to Bowdoin

Big changes are astir at the Coastal Studies Center on Orr’s Island, where Coastal Studies director David Carlon is leading an initiative to bring Bowdoin’s unique marine offerings to a whole new level by dramatically expanding facilities and programming.

Bring on the Science (Bowdoin Magazine)

Grab your lab coat and goggles. At Bowdoin, scientific research has a central place in the liberal arts.

Bowdoin Engineering Student Designs Stander for Disabled Children

Inspired to address a Peruvian medical clinic’s need for devices to help children with cerebral palsy, Mitchell has designed a stander that he is now trying to mass produce to donate to clinics around the world.

Christine Parsons ’15’s Summer Job: Helping to Cure Cancer

For the second summer in a row, Christine Parsons ’15 is working at Yale University’s Slack Lab, which studies the intricately linked processes of aging and cancer development.

Bowdoin and INBRE Collaborators Receive $18.4 Million Grant

The National Institute of Health awarded an $18.4 million grant to the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), a coalition that includes Bowdoin and 12 other Maine institutions.

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Projects for Peace Award

Lonnie Hackett is not yet a college graduate, but already he is founder of a healthcare nonprofit in Zambia that provides free medical treatment to children. For his humanitarian work, Hackett has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant.

Porpoise Found by Bowdoin Students Gains TV Fame

A group of Bowdoin students discovered a harbor porpoise trapped in a salt marsh back in 2012, and now the rehabilitated porpoise has gained television stardom.

Five Faculty Members Earn Tenure in 2014

Five Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.

The Art of Cell Biology

“One thing that many biologists do is revel in the beauty of what we see,” says biology department chair Bruce Kohorn – and right now there’s an entire art exhibit to prove his point, on view in the Fishbowl of the Visual Arts Center.

Bowdoin professors and alumni present a panel conversation on careers in science

Panel Advises Aspiring Scientists on Finding Career Paths

Six professors and alumni held a panel conversation for students titled “What can I do with a degree in science?” in the Main Lounge of Moulton Union.

Lonnie Hackett ’14

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Truman Scholarship

Hackett, who is a biology and chemistry major and psychology minor, said that when he was a high school student growing up in Bangor, Maine, he never imagined he would be where he is today. “I came [to Bowdoin] to play football,” he said.

Nine Students Present Research at National Chemistry Conference

A group of chemistry and biochemistry students (including one 2012 graduate) recently presented research at the April 7-11 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which took place in New Orleans.