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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Lindsey Stewart

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Lindsey Stewart works in the Edgar Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute, studying the role of genetics in damage-sensing signaling related to colorectal cancer. She uses gene silencing techniques to determine downstream effects of gene expression when exposed to stress. In her research, she has screened over 150 genes in a drosophila model to determine their effect on intestinal stem cell proliferation rates upon damage. She has been a tutor for the biomedical engineering department for over a year and has engaged in public engagement through participation in the Society for Women in Engineering Outreach Board as well as Project Youth, a program to educate Title IX elementary schools and first-generation students about opportunities for higher education available to them. She can’t wait to share her love of science and improve her skills to do so through the STEM Ambassador Program! Along with her love for science and teaching, she loves spending her time with her husband and dog,  backpacking, playing sand volleyball, and embroidering.