Student Scholars Symposium
Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
George Shinn Center
The 9th Annual Lipscomb University Student Scholars Symposium will take place April 9, 2020. Abstracts for this conference are due February 28, 2020.
This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. It is a celebration of the creative and scholarly works of Lipscomb students and is an interdisciplinary event representing the diversity of academia that makes up Lipscomb.
We welcome presentations of empirical research of all types; readings and performances of original poetry, music and theater; and exhibitions of artistic and scientific work. Students are encouraged to present their original work and come to celebrate the work of their classmates.
Keynote Address: “Impacting the World With Ideas”
This year’s symposium will feature a keynote address from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by speaker Dr. James L. Sherley, founder and director of Massachusetts stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex, LLC. Asymmetrex develops and markets technologies for advancing stem cell medicine, including the first-in-kind technology for specific counting of adult tissue stem cells.
Dr. Sherley is a graduate of Harvard University, with a B.A. in biology, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, earning joint M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Prior to founding Asymmetrex, he held academic research appointments at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Sherley’s professional awards include Pew Biomedical Research Scholar, Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Research and NIH Director’s Pioneer Award.