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Lindsey Martin, PhD

Lindsey Martin, PhD has been Associate Director of the MSTP since March 2020. Dr. Martin is responsible for managing the administrative and academic affairs of the MSTP and also coordinates the MSTP College Curriculum and Grand Rounds courses. She holds an open-door advising policy, connects MSTP students with program and campus resources, and serves as a campus-wide advocate on behalf of all MSTP students.

Dr. Martin brings to the program her expertise in academic administration and career advising for students in the biomedical sciences. She is a trained facilitator for the “Entering Mentoring” curriculum developed by the Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has facilitated numerous mentoring workshops at Northwestern for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in the biomedical sciences and draws upon this training to advise MSTP students experiencing issues with mentors and mentees. She is also a facilitator for the "Becoming a Resilient Scientist" series developed by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. She partners with the Driskill Life Sciences Graduate Program to provide this training to MSTP students every summer.

She received a PhD in Russian history from Stanford University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago. She uses this background in the humanities and social sciences to help graduate students develop skills and competencies not traditionally emphasized through training in the biomedical sciences and to advocate for physician-scientist trainees who wish to complete their doctoral training in these fields.