President Lindsey Minter, Ph.D.
Dr. Lindsey Minter is originally from Beaumont, Texas. She completed her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Music at Lamar University, where she began her work in science education as a teaching assistant, supplemental instructor, and tutor in biology and chemistry courses. After graduation, Minter spent a year as a research assistant in the department of Reproductive Physiology at Texas A&M University.
Minter completed her Ph.D. in Genes and Development at the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Her thesis work demonstrated the critical role of TRIM24 in the regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism and inflammation in a mouse model of spontaneous, progressive Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
For this work, Minter was awarded the Sylvan Rodriguez Cancer Answer Scholar Award, the Schissler Foundation Fellowship in Translational Studies of Common Human Disease, and the Hearst Foundation Student Research and Education Award.
After graduate school, Minter served as a member of Rice University’s BioScience Teaching Faculty. She further honed her teaching and research skills as the Science Department Head at Bay Area Christian School and Assistant Director of Graduate Education at MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Minter developed her career as a scientific consultant in cancer biology and has spearheaded resources to serve cancer patients and students interested in pursuing careers in biomedical sciences. Her current leadership role at CGRF focuses on collaborative partnerships spanning clinical research, bioinformatics, scientific communication, and education to provide hope to cancer patients.
When not working, Minter enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, running, weightlifting, reading, cooking, and exploring off-beat locales in Houston, Texas. Above all, Minter loves the time she spends with her favorite adventure buddy and most inquisitive student, her 4-year-old son, Drew.