Ph.D., Stanford Univ.
B.S., Duke Univ.
Lindsey Hanson grew up in central Maryland, where she developed a lifelong interest in Russian music as well as a passion for biomedical research. In pursuit of both, she majored in Chemistry and minored in Slavic Languages and Literature at Duke University. It was there that she discovered the joy of applying the principles and techniques of the physical sciences to biological questions. She continued that approach in her graduate studies at Stanford University, where she leveraged recent advances in nanoscale fabrication to develop probes of cellular function, and her postdoctoral research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she investigated the effect of pressure on the optical properties of nanoscale materials. At Trinity, she is studying conversion of mechanical forces into optical signals and developing nanoscale materials to study the role of mechanical cues in biology.