Lindsay Burwell outside of Stratton 08/22/2023

Lindsay Burwell

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Health Sciences

Stratton 301


On November 4th, 2023, Lindsay Burwell and Tom Jensen took 15 researchers to the Rochester Academy of Sciences Fall Paper Session at RIT. Of the undergraduate researchers who attended, three gave an oral presentation, and six gave a poster presentation of their work. Topics presented by Wells researchers include modeling human diseases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, building topline in equine athletes, identifying therapeutic properties in medicinal plants, and questions associated with animal reproduction.

On September 8, 2023, Deb Gagnon, Professor of Psychology and Health Sciences and Lindsay Burwell, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Health Sciences, were invited to attend a luncheon sponsored by Healthy Workforce Now and Area Health Education Centers of New York State. Deb and Lindsay were asked to attend since they are seen as leaders in New York State in developing and implementing Rural Health Immersion Programming. Wells College developed the first Rural Health Immersion Program in New York State, which other undergraduate and medical school programs have now adopted or are working with Lindsay and Deb to develop.

Lindsay Burwell, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Health Sciences, and three research students, attended the Northeast Regional Yeast Meeting in July. Lindsay’s ongoing research project focusing on developing human disease models in yeast for drug screens was presented by one student, Bailey Hamm. The presentation received one of two poster awards open to postdoc, graduate, and undergraduate researchers.

In February, Lindsay Burwell and Benjamin Steiner were guest instructors for different sections of Cornell University’s Anatomy and Physiology lab (NS3420).  They delivered content on the peripheral nervous system and worked with students on understanding eye function and anatomy.

Professors Deborah Gagnon and Lindsay Burwell presented on ten years’ worth of data from the Rural Health Immersion Program in a symposium entitled, Rural Health Immersion: A Case Study at the Triennial Meeting of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) on June 17, 2022 in Denver, Colorado.

Lindsay Burwell, assistant professor of chemistry, received a scholarship to attend the 2019 MDI Laboratory Bioinformatics T3: Train the Trainer workshop in Bar Harbor, Maine. The workshop focused on strategies to implement bioinformatic tools in the undergraduate curriculum.

From Aug. 18 to Aug. 23, 2019 Leah Elliott, assistant professor of biology; Linda Galbato, director of academic and career advising; Deborah Gagnon, professor of psychology; Sarah Markowitz, associate professor of psychology; and Lindsay Burwell, assistant professor of chemistry, took six students (Kara Reynolds ’20, Shenelle Buckley ’20, Jessica Mebane ’20, Taylor Sofo ’20, Morgan Gravlin ’22 and Aliah Gilkes Richardson ’21) to Carthage Area Hospital for the 2019 Rural Health Immersion Program. Throughout the week, students were able to experience how health care is carried out in a rural community and collect feedback from health care providers and community members about the quality of health care in that region. The feedback was presented at an open community presentation at the end of the week.

During the week of August 13th  Deborah Gagnon, Professor of Psychology, Thomas Stiadle, Professor of Math, Leah Elliott, Assistant Professor of Biologyand Lindsay Burwell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, went to Carthage Area Hospital along with six Wells students to participate in the Rural Health Immersion Program.  The Wells College Health Science Committee designed this program in collaboration with the Northern Area Health Education Center (NAHEC) and Carthage Area Hospital to provide students with hands-on healthcare experiences in a rural community. In addition to working with providers, students were asked to collect feedback from Carthage residents about services provided in the area.  At the end of the program, students gave a presentation open to the entire community to summarize the feedback they collected throughout the week.

On March 16th, 2018, Lindsay Burwell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, attended the Upstate New York Local Area Network Conference sponsored by NEAAHP (National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions). During this conference, Lindsay was able to talk with admissions directors of the Cornell Vet School and a variety of Medical Schools (Upstate Medical, University of Rochester, and Buffalo) about their admission process and preparing students to be successful in their programs.  ​

A team of Wells science and math faculty attended a conference workshop hosted by Project Kaleidoscope in February. The conference title was “Strategies for Helping Students Succeed: Group Share among STEM Instructors for Majors and Non-Majors Courses”. The Wells team was comprised of Niamh O’Leary, Professor of Environmental Science, M.E. Hogan, Visiting Lecturer of Math, Lindsay Burwell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Leah Elliott, Lecturer in Biology, and Chris Bailey Professor of Chemistry.