Congratulations to Biomedical Engineering Student, Lindsey Stewart for her Outstanding Research Award

Lindsey grew up in Kaysville Utah, as the middle of five children in her family. Growing up she played softball, volleyball, and ran track and field. From a young age she held a love for math and science, which led her to study biomedical engineering at the University of Utah.

At the U, she focused her interests and received a minor in chemistry as well as taking additional courses focused on programming. She was a department tutor for three semesters and loved it. To build upon her communication skills and explore a new field, she attended the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Public Policy Institute for Rising Leaders in Washington D.C. in October, 2022. She just finished her fourth of five years in the B.S./M.S. program.

In 2020, she joined the Edgar Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute as an undergraduate research assistant. There she studied genetic factors involved in damage sensing in the context of colorectal cancer. She studied over 100 genes to determine their role in damage sensing in a drosophila model. She also completed a summer internship at Pyxant Labs as a Bioanalytical Intern using mass spectrometry in clinical trial pharmacokinetics. She is currently a bioengineering research associate in the Intermountain Artificial Heart Program, where she works with LVAD patients and analysis of LVAD data.

Lindsey lives just off campus with her husband Caden, who she met in her first year in the BME program. They have a big fluffy white dog named Geo. They spend their time hiking, backpacking, playing sports, traveling, and volunteering at Primary Childrens Hospital. On her own time, Lindsey enjoys rock climbing, photography, sewing, and embroidery. She has a wide range of interests that she is still trying to funnel into career aspirations following her graduation in a year, but is excited to continue to develop her interests and skills in the BioInnovate program.