Jon H. Lowrance is a professor of biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lipscomb University. He received his bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in Biology from David Lipscomb College, his M.S. from Middle Tennessee State University in Parasitology and his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology and Immunology from the U. of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tennessee.
Lowrance has been on faculty at Lipscomb University since 1994. He teaches Cell Biology, Immunology, and Microbiology in the undergraduate program. In the graduate Biomolecular Science program he teaches "Apoptosis: Programed Cell Death and Advanced Immunology." Lowrance was the 2007 recipient of the John Baker Summer Fellowship Award. Also, he has received three times the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at Lipscomb that allows him to be identified as an “Outstanding Teacher” in the university catalog. Lowrance mentors several students each year in research projects focusing on the human innate immune responses to short chain fatty acids and Toll-Like Receptor 4 expression in different eukaryotic cell types. These students have presented their data at local, state and regional meetings, including the regional meeting of American Society of Microbiology.