Hometown:
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

College:
University of Virginia

Degree:
B.A. in Neuroscience

Lansdale Henderson

Lansdale Henderson is a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned a B.A. in Neuroscience. While at UVA, Lansdale was an American Scholar for the Society of the Cincinnati, a Lawn Resident, an Echols Scholar, an ISI Honors Fellow, and an Elzinga Residential Scholar at the Center for Christian Study. Lansdale has a number of scientific achievements to his name, contributing authorship to an article for the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, and an article in review for the Journal of Neuroscience. Lansdale has also been a participant in numerous Neuroscience conferences, where he has presented his own research. Lansdale believes that Christians are desperately needed in biomedicine and he particularly admires Christians like Dr. Francis Collins for their positive work in the field. Lansdale eventually hopes to pursue an MD/PhD, but before that he anticipates that the John Jay Fellowship will help broaden his understanding and sharpen his faith as he reads great and important thinkers in the Christian and Western traditions and as he engages with other fellows both in the classroom and through informal discussions.

As to the position that ‘the people always mean well,’ or, in other words, that they always mean to say and do what they believe to be right and just, -- it may be popular, but it cannot be true. The word people … applies to all the individual inhabitants of a country…. That portion of them who individually mean well never was, nor until the millennium will be considerable."
John Jay, Letter to Judge Peters, March 14, 1815