Dr. Amelia Lindsey
Dr. Amelia Lindsey was hired as a tenure-track Functional Genomics Entomology Assistant Professor supported by the AGREETT program. She will start her position in July 2020.
Dr. Lindsey received her Ph.D. in Entomology in 2017 from the University of California, Riverside. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Indiana University since 2017. She is broadly trained in a wide variety of technical and analytical techniques applicable to functional genomics of agricultural pests and beneficial biological control agents (genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis). She investigates mechanisms of insect-symbiont interaction, mainly insect – Wolbachia interactions. She is using her transcriptomic data and genomic analyses to improve biological control strategies in pest management. Her research includes “genomic, molecular, and evolutionary approaches to develop a mechanistic understanding of insects and their symbionts with the goal of improving pest management.” She has experience in the areas of biological control and symbiont-mediated methods of pest control. She organized a symposium called “Synergy in arthropod genomics: Integrative solutions to functional and evolutionary biology” at the 2015 Annual Entomological Society of America Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Lindsey was a graduate teaching assistant at UC Riverside and received an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award for her work. She had a concentration in Preparation for Teaching as part of her undergraduate degree, and completed training in Process Guided Inquiry Learning while a graduate student. She has experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. As a graduate student, she received many awards, including the John Henry Comstock Ph.D. Student Award from the Entomological Society of America in 2017. As a woman in science, Dr. Lindsey has been active in receiving and providing support from/to other women scientists. She has also been especially engaged in teaching and mentorship of Hispanic and other English-as-a-second-language students, and seeks to use her privilege to support and guide under-represented individuals in their goals related to all aspects of scientific life.