Assistant Professor, Queens University
McDevitt Lab Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2013
Project Title:
"Stem cell-derived molecular therapies for enhanced skin regeneration"

Biography

Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and Biosciences from McMaster University in 2006. While at McMaster, Lindsay studied biomaterial surface modification and protein adhesion in Dr. Heather Sheardown’s lab. Lindsay then joined Dr. Michael Sefton’s lab at the University of Toronto and received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. For her Ph.D. dissertation, Lindsay studied the molecular mechanisms of the angiogenic response to poly(methacrylic acid –co- methylmethacrylate) beads in wound healing models. In the Sefton lab, Lindsay also studied the oxygen transport within modular tissue engineering microtissues. In January 2013, Lindsay joined the McDevitt lab at Georgia Tech as a postdoctoral fellow.

Education

B.Eng Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
McMaster University
2006

PhD in Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
2012

Research Interests

Stem cells produce a wide range of potent morphogenic factors and matrix molecules that can enhance wound healing and angiogenesis. Lindsay is investigating the ability of devitalized embryoid bodies and stem cell-derived morphogens to promote wound closure and reduce scar formation in models of impaired wound healing.  In addition to wound healing studies, Lindsay is also characterizing the complex profile of secreted morphogens and matrix proteins of differentiating embryonic stem cells using genomic and proteomic tools, and evaluating the ability of GAG-based microparticles to provide controlled delivery of stem cell-secreted morphogens.

Awards

Doctoral Completion Award- IBBME, University of Toronto 2012  

The University Senate Scholarship, McMaster University 2006