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Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut College

Marc Zimmer is the Jean C. Tempel ’65 Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College and the author of "The State of Science – What the future holds and the scientists making it happen" (Prometheus, 2020), "Glowing Genes" (Prometheus, 2005), the first popular science book on jellyfish and firefly proteins; "Illuminating Diseases" (Oxford, 2015); and three books for young adults. His book "Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet" has been longlisted for the 2020 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. His writing has appeared in USA Today and the Los AngelesTimes, and he has been interviewed and quoted in the Economist, Science and Nature. His research group uses computational methods to study bioluminescent proteins.


  • –present
    Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Studies, Connecticut College