picture of Sara Lindsay

Sara M. Lindsay
Curriculum Vitae

Home Research Teaching Outreach Lab People Links Gallery

Sara M. Lindsay
Associate Professor
School of Marine Sciences, 5751 Murray Hall
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2739, Fax: (207) 581-2537;
email: slindsay@maine.edu


EDUCATION
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, Analytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy (2003)
University of South Carolina, Ecology, Ph.D. (1994)
University of Washington, Biology of Polychaetes (1989)
Smith College, Biology, A.B. Cum laude (1988)

GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL ADVISORS
Sarah A. Woodin, University of South Carolina, Ph.D. Advisor
Richarg G. Vogt, University of South Carolina, Postdoctoral advisor
Michael I. Latz, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Postdoctoral advisor

HONORS & AWARDS
Ralph and Mildred Buchsbaum Prize for Excellence in Photomicrography, Color Division, sponsored by the American Microscopical Society (2011)
Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture, University of Maine (2010)
Graduate Dean's Recognition Award, University of Maine (2010)
Ralph and Mildred Buchsbaum Prize for Excellence in Photomicrography, Color Division, sponsored by the American Microscopical Society (2009)
Honorable Mention, Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition (2008)
Image of Distinction, Nikon Small World Photomicroscopy Competition (2008)
Ralph and Mildred Buchsbaum Prize for Excellence in Photomicrography, Color Division, sponsored by the American Microscopical Society (2006)
Honorable Mention, Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition (2005)
Promoted to full membership, Sigma Xi (2005)
Runner-Up, Color Photomicrograph, Ralph and Mildred Buchsbaum Prize for Excellence in Photomicrography , sponsored by the American Microscopical Society (Jan, 2005)
NIH Individual National Research Service Award (1995-96)
Vernberg Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Biological Sciences, Univ. South Carolina (1994)
Univ. South Carolina Outstanding Graduate Student Award (1994)
Best Student Paper, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Society of Zoologists (1992)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (1989-1993)
Election to Sigma Xi (1988)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship (1987)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Sept. 2010 - Present, Associate Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
2004 – 2010, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences,University of Maine
1998 - 2004, Assistant Research Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
2001 - 2003, Undergraduate Coordinator, School of Marine Sciences, Univ. Maine (50% time)
1999 - 2001, Education Coordinator, Maine Sea Grant Program, University of Maine (50% time)
1996 -1998, Postgraduate Research Biologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Visual Coordination of Bioluminescence
1994- 1996, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (NRSA Award), University of South Carolina
Molecular Ontogeny of Chemoreception in Zebrafish

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (Reprints available on request)

Lindsay, S.M. 2010. Frequency of injury and ecology of regeneration in marine benthic invertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(4): 479-493.

Lindsay, S.M., J. Chasse, R.A. Butler, R.J. VanBeneden. 2010. Impacts of stage-specific acute pesticide exposure on predicted population structure of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria. Aquatic Toxicology 98(3): 265-274

Lindsay, S.M. 2009. Ecology and biology of chemoreception in polychaetes. Zoosymposia 2: 339-367

Forest, D.L. and S.M. Lindsay. 2008. Observations of serotonin and FMRFamide-like immunoreactivity in palp sensory structures and the anterior nervous system of spionid polychaetes. Journal of Morphology. Published online in advance of print 12/2007, DOI: 10.1002/jmor.10605

Tsie, M.S., P.D. Rawson & S.M. Lindsay. 2008. Immunolocalization of a Gaq protein to the chemosensory organs of Dipolydora quadrilobata (Polychaeta: Spionidae). Cell & Tissue Research 333:469-480, DOI 10.1007/s00441-008-0660-2

Lindsay, S.M., J.L. Jackson and DL. Forest. 2008. Morphology of anterior regeneration in two spionid polychaete species: implications for feeding efficiency. Invertebrate Biology 127: 65-79. DOI:10.111/j.1744-7410.2007.00114.x

Rawson, P.D., P. Yund and S.M. Lindsay. 2007. Comment on Divergent induced responses to an invasive predator in marine mussel populations. Science. 316:53b. DOI 10.1126/science.1135099

Lindsay, S.M. , J.L. Jackson, and S.Q. He. 2007. Anterior Regeneration in the spionid polychaetes Dipolydora quadrilobata and Pygospio elegans. Marine Biology 150: 1161-1172. (Published Online August 2006)

Fegley, J.C. and S.M. Lindsay. 2006. WebQuest: Sensory Biology and the Plight of the Right Whales. URL: http://www.marine.maine.edu/~slindsay/Whaleweb/whalehome.htm. Published by The Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education Center * (http://www.vims.edu/bridge/), Nov. 2006.
*All websites and materials posted or linked on The Bridge undergo a dual peer review by educators and scientists. The Bridge is highly selective and only publishes the best ocean education resources available online.

Lindsay, S.M. and R.G. Vogt. 2004. Behavioral Responses of newly hatched zebrafish (Danio rerio) to Amino Acid Chemostimulants. Chemical Senses 29: 93-100

Lindsay, S.M., T.J. Riordan, Jr., and D. Forest. 2004. Identification and activity-dependent labeling of peripheral sensory structures of a spionid polychaete. Biological Bulletin 206:65-77.

Riordan, Jr., T.J. and S.M. Lindsay. 2002. Feeding Responses to particle-bound cues by a deposit-feeding spionid polychaete, Dipolydora quadrilobata (Jacobi 1883). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 277:79-95

Wethey, D. S. , S. M. Lindsay, S.A. Woodin, and R. L. Marinelli. 2001. Population Consequences of Intermediate Disturbance: Recruitment, Browsing Predation, and Geochemistry. p. 141-157. In Aller, Josephine Y., Sarah A. Woodin, and Robert C. Aller (eds.), Organism-Sediment Interactions. The Belle W. Baruch Library in Marine Science Number 21, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC.

Lindsay, S.M., T.M. Frank, J. Kent, J. Partridge, and M.I. Latz. 1999. Spectral sensitivity of vision andbioluminescence in the midwater shrimp, Sergestes similis. Biol. Bull. 197:348-360

Woodin, S.A., R.L. Marinelli and S.M. Lindsay. 1998. Process-specific cues for recruitment in sedimentary environments: Geochemical signals? Journal of Marine Research. 56: 535-558

Woodin, S.A., S.M. Lindsay and D.E. Lincoln. 1997. Biogenic bromphenols as negative recruitment cues. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 157: 303-306

Vogt, R.G., S.M. Lindsay, C.A. Byrd, and M. Sun. 1997. Spatial patterns of olfactory neurons expressing specific odor receptor genes in 48 hour old embryos of the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Journal of Experimental Biology. 200: 433-443.

Lindsay, S. M., D. S. Wethey, and S. A. Woodin. 1996. Modeling browsing predation, infaunal activity, and recruitment in marine soft-sediment habitats. American Naturalist.148(4):684-699

Lindsay, S. M. and S. A. Woodin. 1996. Quantifying sediment disturbance by browsed spionid polychaetes: implications for competitive and adult-larval interactions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology. 196: 97-112.

Lindsay, S. M. and S. A. Woodin. 1995. Tissue loss induces switching of feeding mode in spionid polychaetes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 125:159-169.

Woodin, S. A., S. M. Lindsay and D. S. Wethey. 1995. Process specific recruitment cues in marine sedimentary systems. Biological Bulletin 189:49-58.

Lindsay, S. M. and S. A. Woodin. 1992. The effect of palp loss on feeding behavior of two spionid polychaetes: Changes in exposure. Biological Bulletin 183:440 447.

Weinberg, J.R., V.R. Starczak, C. Mueller, G.C. Pesch, and S.M. Lindsay. 1990. Divergence between populations of a monogamous polychaete with male parental care: premating isolation and chromosome variation. Marine Biology 107:205 213.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Lindsay, S.M. 2004. Reading Mud: The language of an intertidal mudflat. The Gulf Stream Newsletter, Summer 2004, p. 3-6. Published by the Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association.

Lindsay, S.M. 1998. Library of the Oceans, Vol. 8. The Shallow Seas. Grolier Educational, Danbury CT. 64 pages.

PRESENTATIONS AT RECENT MEETINGS & PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS (last 5 years)
*undergraduate coauthor, **graduate student coauthor

Kesaniemi**, J., Knott, K.E., Lindsay, S., Rawson, P. 2010. Population connectivity in the poecilogonous polychaete Pygospio elegans. Kesaniemi presented June 2010, 10th International Polychaete Conference, Lecce, Italy.

Weatherbee**, R., Lindsay, S. 2010. Assessment in an undergraduate marine science program. Weatherbee presented June 2010 at Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research in to Teaching National Conference, Orono, ME.

Lindsay, S.M. 2010. Ecology of injury and regeneration in marine benthic invertebrates: from individuals to ecosystems. (Invited) Presented Jan. 2010, Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (Integr. Comp. Biol. 50(suppl 1): e103)

Page, J.L., Lindsay, S.M. 2010. Effects of repeated injury on the activity and condition of a maldanid polychaete. Page presented, Jan. 2010, Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (Integr. Comp. Biol. 50(suppl 1): e131)

Campbell, B.R., Lindsay, S.M., deCharon, A.C. 2010. Regeneration in the classroom: linking infaunal injury and ocean literacy using integrated concept mapping. Campbell presented Jan. 2010, Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (Integr. Comp. Biol. 50(suppl 1): e212)

Lindsay S, Chasse** J, Butler RA, Morrill W, Van Beneden RJ. 2008. Stage-specific effects of acute exposure to pesticides on the sot-shell clam, Mya arenaria. North Atlantic Chapter-Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry regional meeting, Bar Harbor ME, June 2008(Lindsay presented)

Lindsay SM. 2008. Histology meets Ecology: using methyl green staining to improve estimates of infaunal injury rates. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence RI, April 2008

Van Beneden RJ, Lindsay S, Chasse** J, Butler RA, Morrill W, Gardner GR. 2008. Stage-specific effects of acute Exposure to Pesticides on the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria. Aquatic Animal Models of Human Disease Conference, presented by VanBeneden January, 2008

Lindsay, S.M., D.L. Forest**, T. Riordan**, and M. Tsie**. 2007. Making sense of worm senses: an integrated approach to studying chemoreception in spionid polychaetes. 9th International Polychaete Conference, Portland, ME.

Lindsay, S.M. 2007 Comparative chemoreception and the polychaete perspective: ecology and biology of chemoreception in marine worms. Catalysis Meeting: Origins and Evolution of Chemoreception, sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC. (Invited)

Lindsay, S.M. 2006 Disturbance, Sublethal predation and infaunal injury in marine soft sediments: Do species-specific responses matter? State of Marine Ecology in Maine Symposium, hosted by Bowdoin College, ME (Invited)

Lindsay, S.M. 2006 New integrative marine science courses at the University of Maine build skills through inquiry, writing and critical thinking. National Summer Conference Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching, hosted by the University of Maine Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research. (Invited)

Tsie**, M. and S.M. Lindsay. 2006 Immuno-localization of a putative chemosensory G-protein alpha-subunit in a spionid polychaete. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting

Lindsay, S.M., J.L. Jackson*, S.Q. He*, and D. Forest** 2005 Anterior tissue and nervous system regeneration in spionid polychaetes. Sigma Xi annual meeting, Seattle, WA

Forest**, D and S.M. Lindsay. 2005 Serotonin may influence escape response in a polychaete tube-worm. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (Integr. and Comp. Biol. 44(6):696)

Tsie**, M, P. Rawson, and S. Lindsay. 2005 Molecular Cloning of Putative Chemosensory G proteins from a Spionid Polychaete. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (Integr. and Comp. Biol. 44(6):756)

Lindsay, S.M., J.L. Jackson*, S.Q. He* and D. Forest**. 2005 Losing heads & making connections: anterior regeneration in spionid polychaetes. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology . (Integr. and Comp. Biol. 44(6): 593)

RESEARCH & INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

NSF: Symposium Support: Integrative Biology of Animal Regeneration. PI Sara Lindsay, Co-PI Alexa Bely (Univ. Maryland), $14,707, 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2010

NSF: Functional Diversity of Subsurface Deposit Feeders. PI. Pete Jumars, Co-PI Sara Lindsay, $499,198, Dates: 05/01/2009-04/31/2012

NSF: Ecology of Injury in Marine Sedimentary Habitats: Effects of repeat injury on infaunal condition and sediment bioturbation. PI: Sara Lindsay, $381, 823 Dates: 09/01/2008-08/31/2011

University of Maine Summer Faculty Research Award
Histology meets Ecology: Developing and field testing a staining method to assess the frequency of injury in marine worms PI: Sara Lindsay $7500 Summer 2007

NSF: Linking bioturbation and sensory biology: Chemoreception mechanisms in deposit-feeding polychaetes PI: Sara Lindsay Co-PI: Paul Rawson $342,663 09/01/02 – 08/31/06

Maine Sea Grant: Assessing potential population-level effects of pesticide and herbicide toxicity to softshell clams in Maine Rebecca Van Beneden Co-PI: Sara Lindsay $163,358 02/01/02 – 01/31/03

ONR: Effects of Biota on High-frequency Acoustic propagation: completion of SAX99 Analysis
PI: Peter Jumars Co-PI: Sara Lindsay $ 32,521 10/01/2001-01/31/2003

NSF: POWRE: A Pilot Study of Chemoreception Mechanisms in Deposit-Feeding Polychaetes
PI: Sara Lindsay $74,980 07/01/1999-12/31/2001

Maine Science and Technology Foundation: Culture facilities in support of marine research and education in Maine: Biotechnology, development and molecular biology, genetics, aquaculture, and toxicology. PI: Carol Kim Co-PI: Sara Lindsay $391,168 08/01/1999-07/31/2001

EDUCATION & OUTREACH FUNDING

NSF: Collaborative Research: COSEE: Ocean Systems -- Building capacity through collaboration. PI Annette DeCharon, Co-PI Sara Lindsay, $373,239 year 1 (total 3 yr, $1,172,181), 10/01/2010 - 09/01/2013

Sigma Xi / Multi-chapter Collaboration Grant: Bioethics Forum: Interactive Panel Model Chapter Collaboration by Pace University, University of Maine and University of Central Florida
PI: Charlene Hoegler (Pace University) Co-PIs: Sara Lindsay (UMaine), Leslie Lieberman (UCF)
$2000 (to Pace U.) 07/01/2006 – 06/30/2008

US EPA, Environmental Education
The Silver Wake: An Integrative, Community-based Curriculum for Middle-School Environmental Education PI: Sara Lindsay Co-PI: Esperanza Stancioff (UMCE) $123,438 01/01/2002- 06/30/2004

TEACHING

Undergraduate Courses
NFA 117 Issues and Opportunities for Marine Science and Aquaculture majors
SMS 203 Introduction to Integrative Marine Science (writing intensive)
SMS 400 Capstone Experience in Marine Sciences
SMS 404 Capstone Seminar in Marine Sciences
SMS 402 Advanced Oceanography and Marine Biology

Graduate Courses
SMS 514: Ecology of Marine Sediments
SMS 598: Special Topics in Marine Science: Reproductive Ecology
SMS 598: Special Topics in Marine Science: Marine Chemical Ecology
SMS 598: Special Topics in Marine Science: Marine Macrophysiology

Other teaching
Silver Wake Phytoplankton Summer Institute (June 22-29, 2003)
Week-long summer course for high school and middle school teachers held at the Darling marine Center (teachers received 5.5 CEU credits). The course focused on phytoplankton identification, classification, biology and ecology, and represents the beginning of a year long program with 11 teachers that focuses on using phytoplankton and marine science as vehicles for environmental education. I co-directed this project and was the lead teacher for the summer institute.

Silver Wake Phytoplankton Fall Workshop (Nov. 16-17, 2003)
2-day workshop for high school and middle school teachers at the University of Maine (teachers received 1 CEU credit). Part of a year-long program that focused on using phytoplankton and marine science as vehicles for environmental education, this workshop introduced satellite oceanography topics and the use of ocean color data to study ocean phytoplankton productivity. I was the lead teacher for this workshop.

STUDENTS MENTORED

Postdoctoral Research Mentor for:
Jennifer Page (Ph.D., Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology) (2009-2010)

Graduate Thesis advisor for :
Beth R. Campbell (M.S., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine, in progress)
David Forest (M.S., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine, May 2005)
Megan McOsker (M.S.T., Masters of Science Teaching Program, Univ. Maine, Aug. 2009)
Timothy J. Riordan, Jr. (M.S., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine, Aug 2001)
Marlene Tsie (M.S., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine, Aug. 2006)
Ryan Weatherbee (M.S.T., Master of Science Teaching Program, Univ. Maine, in progress)

Graduate Thesis Committee member for
Jody Beers, Ph.D., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine (Ph.D., 2010)
Kevin DuClos, M.S., Oceanography, Univ. Maine (in progress)
Erin Fisher Owen, Ph.D., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine (Ph.D. 2008)
Sarah Gerken, PhD, Oceanography, Univ. Maine (Ph.D., 2000)
Susan Hayhurst, M.S., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine (M.S., 2001)
Anne Simpson, M.S., Oceanography, Univ. Maine (M.S., 2003)
Jennifer Albright, M.S., Marine Biology, Univ. Maine (M.S. 2006)

Undergraduate Students Mentored:
Christopher Andon (University of California-San Diego)
Matthew Babineau (University of Maine, Senior Capstone project, 2005)
Justin Barnes (University of Maine, Senior Capstone project, 2006)
Jeremy Bender (University of Maine, research student, 2009)
Amanda Brooks (University of Maine, Senior Capstone project, 2006-07)
Shannon Brown (University of Maine, research student, 2010)
Andrea Dufour (University of Maine, Senior Capstone project, 2007-08)
Katelyn Hunt (University of Maine, research student & summer intern, 2010)
Deborah Hutchinson (University of San Diego)
Abigail Jacobs (University of Maine, Member Honors Thesis committee, 2010)
Jennifer Jackson (University of Maine, Honors Thesis Advisor, 2003)
Gordon Lorenson (University of Maine, Senior Capstone project, 2006-07)
Brendan McKay (University of Maine, Senior Capstone project, 2010)
Chloe Meisner (Carleton College, summer research intern, 2009)
Rebecca Oliwek (University of South Carolina)
Elizabeth Ann Pomerleau (University of Maine, Member Honors Thesis committee, 2005)
Nitin Patel (University of South Carolina)
Kristin Tomlinson (University of Maine, Senior Capstone project, 2001)
Erin Wilkinson (University of Maine, Member Honors Thesis committee, 2008)

High School Students Mentored
Lucy Gross (Bangor H.S., summer MERITS intern)
Si Qing He (John Bapst H.S., summer MERITS intern)
Jennifer Jackson (Bangor H.S., summer MERITS intern)
Danielle Kelley (Torrey Pines High School, San Diego)

SERVICE
Manuscripts Reviewed:
(average 3 to 5 manuscripts reviewed per year from among the following journals)
Animal Behavior; Aquatic Biology; Biological Bulletin; BMC Evolutionary Biology; Deep Sea Research, Part I ; Invertebrate Biology, Journal of Experimental Biology; Italian Journal of Zoology; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology; Journal of Marine Research; Journal of Morphology; Limnology & Oceanography; Marine Biology; Marine Biotechnology; Marine Ecology Progress Series; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research; Sea Grant National Conference on Marine Bioinvasions

Grants reviewed and grant review panels:
(average 2 to 3 proposals reviewed per year from among the following agencies/programs)
Norwegian Research Council; NSF Office of Polar Programs; NSF/BIO Integrative Organismal Systems, NSF/OCE Biological Oceanography; NSF/DEB Population Biology; NSF Major Research Instrumentation, WHOI/MIT Sea Grant Program;

Member NSF Panel for Major Research Instrumentation, Biological Sciences Directorate (1999-2000)

Murdock College Research Program for Life Sciences, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (2010)

Textbooks reviewed:
Introduction to Ecology, by Begon, Harper, Townsend & Vanderklein, Blackwell Science, Inc.

Service to Professional Societies:
President (2004-10), Vice President (2003-04), University of Maine Chapter, Sigma Xi
Program Officer (2010-2012) American Microscopical Society
Nominating Committee, American Microscopical Society (2008)
Chair, Student Awards Committee, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology (2002-2005)
Student presentation judge, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology (2002-2006)

University of Maine Service:
University of Maine Graduate Board (SMS representative (2006 - 2010)
University of Maine Graduate Board Executive Committee (2007-2010)
University of Maine Graduate Curriculum Committee (2006)
School of Marine Sciences Graduate Admissions Committee (2004 - 2006)
Professional Employee Promotion Review Committee for Maine Sea Grant (2006)
School of Marine Sciences Curriculum Committee
School of Marine Sciences Policy Advisory Committee
College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Participant, Coastal Stewardship and marine Education panel, NH/ME Sea Grant PAT Review (2001)
Participant, Maine Sea Grant Program Review

Public Outreach Activities (last 5 years):
Presented "Microscopes & Marine Science" activity, Old Town Elementary School, Old Town ME (2009)
Presented Honors Diploma seminar & workshop, "Seeing across scales and disciplines: finding art through microscopy", Old Town High School, Old Town, ME (2009)
Question analysis for National Ocean Sciences Bowl program (2007)
Presented bioluminescence activity, "Glowing Fish and Living Light", Old Town Elementary School, Old Town ME (2007)
Invited Participant, Strategic Visioning Workshop for National Ocean Sciences Bowl program, sponsored by CORE, Washington DC (2006)
Participant, science concept mapping for NSF Funded Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)-Ocean Systems project (2005-2006)
Participant, former Regional Coordinator (2000) & Member Steering Committee, Northern New England Regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl (1999-2004, 2006)
Field Guide, Old Town Elementary School Third grade field trip to Darling Marine Center (2005)

Other Activities:
Authored radio spots on Bioluminescence and Shipworms for Maine Public Radio Sea & Shore Program

Featured in newspaper/magazine interviews on microscopy and marine research:
Beauty and the Least, by Meredith Goad, Maine Sunday Telegram, Jan 21, 2007, G1, G6.
Women in the Worm Force, by Murray Carpenter, Bangor Daily News, Nov. 6, 2006, C10-C11
Artful Science, by David Munson, UMaine Today magazine, Sept-Oct 2006, http://www.magarchive.umaine.edu/issues/v6i4/artful.html

 

©2006 Sara Lindsay updated 3/28/2007

Home Research Teaching Outreach People Links Gallery
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine

University of Maine logo