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Colby Dowell

Associate Manager, Lab Operations

Colby Nadeau is a lab operations associate manager at LabCentral. She provides laboratory operations support for residents and works with the senior director of laboratory operations to meet the long-term goals of LabCentral. Colby has worked in academic research labs focusing on treating neurological disorders and in a variety of customer service roles. She brings with her expertise in preclinical research and imaging, as well as in laboratory operations such as equipment maintenance and inventory management. Colby earned her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) and her master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB).
Favorite 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."