Manager, Site Operations
Colby Dowell manages site operations at LabCentral 610, including overseeing lab and facilities operations, upholding environmental health and safety programs, and facilitating resident community connections. Colby also supports LabCentral’s imaging equipment and vivarium space. Prior to LabCentral, Colby worked in academic research labs, where she focused on treating neurological disorders. She brings with her expertise in preclinical research, imaging, laboratory operations, and customer success. Colby earned her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from St. Lawrence University and received her master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta where she researched stroke treatments in translational models.
Favorite school science project: "I took a research methods in microscopy course during my undergrad. One of our projects was to image plant samples, which naturally auto fluoresce, that we found around campus using the confocal microscope. It was amazing to see the beauty of nature at the microscopic level, especially in seemingly ordinary plants like a blade of grass, a daffodil petal, or lettuce from a deli sandwich. I even printed some of the images as decorative art."