Lindsey St. Mary is a PhD researcher on the EUROPAH project at Heriot-Watt University (HWU).
Lindsey is focused on assessing the environmental impacts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and nanoparticles under UV irradiation, as well as elucidating the mechanisms responsible for the physicochemical changes that PAHs undergo in these conditions utilizing larval zebrafish (danio rerio) as a scientific model. She is also interested in how PAHs contribute to space chemistry, and using nanoparticles to mimic the behavior of interstellar dust grains and how these interactions could contribute to star and planetary body formation.
Previously, Lindsey received her bachelor’s at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, OR where she did research at Robert Tanguay’s research facility working on the toxicological impacts of PAHs, nanoparticles, PBDEs, and participated in highthroughout screening of TOXCAST chemical using embryonic zebrsfish. She then went on to receive her master of Toxicology at North Carolina State University where she studied how low levels of inorganic arsenic (iAs) affect the innate immune response. She then returned to Oregon State University as a research assistant to lead projects to assess toxicity of high-nitrogen compounds and smoke dyes, nutirtonal studies involving nitrates and nitrites, and a chemoprevention project collaborating with Dave Williams (OSU)