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.

When a piece of ground is wanted for a use important to the State, I know the State has a right to take it from the owner on paying the full value of it; but certainly the legislature has no right to compel a freeholder to part with his land to any of his fellow-citizens, not to deprive him of the use of it, in order to accomplish one or more of is neighbors in the prosecution of their particular trade or business. Such an act, by violating the rights of property, would be a most dangerous precedent."
John Jay, Letter to Peter Jay Munroe, March 2, 1812