Dr. Jon H. Lowrance
Professor of Biology
Education: Post-Doctorate: Autoimmune disease and infection. U. of Missouri-Columbia (1993) Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Memphis (1990); M.S. Wildlife Parasitology, Middle Tennessee State University (1982); B.S. Biology, Lipscomb University (1977)
Professional Experience: Lipscomb University: 2007- Present Tenured full Professor; 2005-Present Professor of Biology; 1998- 2008 Chairperson of Biology; Associate Professor 1999-2005; Assistant Professor of Biology 1994- 1999; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Pharmacology University of Missouri, Columbia Research Service, VA Medical Center, Columbia, MO and Associate Research Microbiologist Harry S Truman VA Medical Center Research Service (151) Columbia, MO 1990-1994; Instructor-Evening Nursing Program Columbia College, Columbia, MO 1989-1994; Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant 1984-1990; Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology; University of Tennessee, Memphis 1984-1990; Research Assistant Department of Urology University of Tennessee, Memphis and Research Service, VA Med. Center Memphis, TN 1981-1984; Instructor and Laboratory Co-coordinator Biology Dept., Lipscomb University Nashville, TN 1977-1981; Lab Instructor Gupton College of Mortuary Sciences Nashville, TN 1977-1979.
Courses Taught: BY 2114, BY3001, BY3214, and BY 3223
Professional Areas of Interest: Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Current research includes: Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Growth Factor (BDNF) expression in certain cancer cell lines and other non-cancerous cell types; Gene expression in Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) in relationship to its pathogenesis.
Scholarly Activity: Journal Articles (10), Chapters in Books (2), Abstracts (10) in Tennessee Academy of Science, J. Immunology, J. Infectious Diseases, Infection and Immunity, and J. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, J. Experimental Medicine. Professional Presentations (10).
Awards: Outstanding Teacher Award, Lipscomb University, (1997 and 2006), John William Baker Summer Fellowship Award 2006.
Professional Organizations: American Scientific Affiliation (2003-2006) American Society for Microbiology (1984-present); Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (1986-present); Tenn. Academy of Science (1975-present); Am. Society of Parasitologists (1978-82)
Church: Brentwood Hills Church of Christ: Elder and Director of Adult Education
Personal: Native Tennessean, Married to Carol Payne Lowrance Children: Jon R. (80’) and Daniel (83’).