Paulette Messier

Laboratory Instructor

Teaching this semester

CHEM 2260. Organic Chemistry II, L1

Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Highlights the reactions of aromatic, carbonyl-containing, and amine functional groups. Mechanistic reasoning provides a basis for understanding these reactions. Skills for designing logical synthetic approaches to complex organic molecules are developed. Lectures, review sessions, and four hours of laboratory work per week.

Paulette M. Messier teaches the laboratories associated with Chem 225 and Chem 226. She joined Bowdoin College in 1982. Ms. Messier was involved in the development of the widely adopted microscale techniques for chemistry. She also assists with the Bowdoin College Infrared Spectroscopy course held on campus every July.

Ms. Messier is a Brunswick, Maine native and a loyal Red Sox fan.


  • A.B., University of Maine; Presque Isle, ME