Lindsay Stanford is a senior Biology major at Spelman College. Lindsay conducts research during the academic year at Morehouse School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Gale Newman. Her current research focuses on identifying proteomic biomarkers for myocardial infarctions. In addition to conducting research at Morehouse School of Medicine, Lindsay has also conducted research at the University of Washington and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At the University of Washington, her research focused on examining evolutionary protein phosphorylation in yeast species. Her research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine focused on analyzing the genetic sequences of a newly discovered Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin, SEK. Through her research experiences, Lindsay has found that her specific research interests include autoimmunity and proteomics. Lindsay has received a research presentation award in the field of microbiology at the 2013 national ABRCMS meeting. She has also won first place at the 2013 Spelman College Research Day for a biology oral research presentation. After graduating from Spelman College, Lindsay plans on entering into a competitive PhD program in either molecular biology or microbiology and immunology. Her ultimate goal is to enter into academia and serve as a primary investigator for her own lab. She also hopes to help bridge the gap of minorities in science by implementing programs to increase minority participation in the STEM fields.