RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lyndsay enjoys the translational and interdisciplinary nature of her research in developing novel biomaterials for medical applications, specifically cardiovascular disease. She hopes to develop new therapies to treat myocardial infarction and improve patient outcomes. Her current work involves creating an injectable, self -healing hydrogel to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart.  

 

EDUCATION

PhD, BioengineeringStanford University - Expected 2020

BS, Chemical EngineeringUniversity of New Mexico - May 2015

 

HONORS, AWARDS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2015-2018
EDGE Fellowship, Stanford University, 2015-2020
Clauve Outstanding Senior Award, University of New Mexico, 2015
CITGO ScholarshipUniversity of New Mexico, 2014
Alumni ScholarshipUniversity of New Mexico, 2014
IMSD FellowshipUniversity of New Mexico, 2013-2015
Mountain West Scholar-Athlete AwardUniversity of New Mexico, 2011-2014
UNM Scholar-Athlete AwardUniversity of New Mexico, 2011-2014

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, UNM, 2013 - 2015
Research Advisor: Prof. Heather Canavan
          Lyndsay investigated the cytotoxicity of commercially available poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) for its use in "cell sheet" engineering applications through different surface characterization and surface analysis techniques.

The Leadership Alliance, Brown University, Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Research Advisor: Prof. Diane Hoffman-Kim
          Lyndsay investigated the effect of microgravity on wound healing using 3T3 fibroblast cells as well as optimized microgravity bioreactor protocols for tissue culture of multifarious cell lines.

 

ABOUT

Lyndsay comes from a military family and has lived in California, Japan, Virginia, and Washington, but chose to move to New Mexico to pursue a degree in Nuclear Engineering, swim on the Division 1 UNM Swim and Dive team, and enjoy 365 days of sun. After a freshman 101 engineering guest lecture (given by her soon-to-be research adviser, Heather Canavan) introducing her to the fascinating world of research and discovery in Bioengineering, she quickly changed her major with the goal to one day get her PhD in Bioengineering . Lyndsay enjoyed her time swimming, studying, and researching at UNM, but happily moved to Stanford University to begin her next chapter. When she isn’t in lab, you will find Lyndsay running/jogging around Stanford, reading, cooking, baking, eating, and/or watching a movie.