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Academic Alliance: Nashville Chapter

Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance (LST-AA) Mission

Bring life science, engineering, medical, business, law, and other graduate students together, especially in Middle Tennessee, to create and connect to opportunities for entrepreneurship, career development, and knowledge sharing with the goal of creating and expanding upon a life science industry network.


Upcoming LST-AA Events 

TechVenture Challenge (Spring)

The TechVenture Challenge is an educational event that allows students to learn the process of commercializing early technologies, facilitates networking between researchers and business professionals, and showcases emerging intellectual property from Vanderbilt University.


Day on the Hill & Legislative Reception - February 6th 2018

During this legislative "Day on the Hill" at the Tennessee General Assembly, members meet one-on-one with state legislative leaders about the impacts and opportunities for industry growth in Tennessee. Each year, we close the day with an evening reception for legislators, staffers and Life Science Tennessee members at Morton's Steak House.



Middle Tennessee Academic Alliance Contact Info

President: Teddy Van Opstal - email:

Linkedin: Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance 

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