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Science Policy Fellow - Lindsey Saum

Implementing Organization

The National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Gulf Research Program (NASEM GRP)


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Saum received a B.A. in microbiology and genetics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in environmental microbiology from the University of California, Riverside. As an undergraduate, she studied the inhibition of human viral pathogen replication by amino acids and proteins. During graduate school, Dr. Saum turned her focus to the environment and studied communities of oil-degrading bacteria found in beach sediment contaminated by oil still lingering from the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.


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Project Partners

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

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