Dr. Lindsay Spielman received a B.Sc. in Biology (Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology) from Vancouver Island University in 2010, and received her Ph.D. in Biology (Neuroimmunology) from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2016. She has focused the majority of her research on the effects of metabolic hormones and physical activity on the neuroimmune status of the brain. Dr. Spielman is an expert in the field of metabolism, exercise physiology, neuroimmunology and dementia. In addition to researching in the field of neuroimmunology and brain health, Dr. Spielman has also investigated the impact of varying university instructional styles on undergraduate student learning and the development of broad-reaching post-university life skills. In addition to acquiring extensive experience in brain research and learning methods, Dr. Spielman has also been involved in projects studying the genetic evolution of allopolyploid plant species. Moreover, she has substantial experience in industry as both a Senior Laboratory Technician and Quality Officer for an international analytical chemistry company. Dr. Spielmanís research has been recognized at the regional, national and international level. Dr. Spielman has been the recipient of several awards including the prestigious International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Young Scientist Award and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGS D) awards.
Dr. Lindsay Spielman's research has focused on aging, Alzheimerís disease, astrocyte, dementia, exercise, insulin, incretins, learning, memory, metabolism, microglia, Parkinsonís disease, type II diabetes mellitus.