BME Welcomes Dr. Daniel Conway

Posted: June 1, 2022
Dr. Daniel Conway

We are very pleased to welcome Daniel Conway who is joining us this summer, June 1, as a visiting professor. On August 15, 2022, Dr. Conway will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the James Comprehensive Cancer Center as a Professor, with tenure.

Dr. Conway has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2013. He received his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from Rice University, his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the joint program at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, and completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Virginia.

His research is focused on the role of mechanical forces at cell-cell adhesions (adherens junctions and desmosomes) as well as the nucleus (LINC complex, nuclear lamins, and histones).  His group has developed a number of FRET-based force biosensors to measure mechanical forces within these regions of the cell with protein-specific resolution, applying these techniques to single cells, 2D monolayers, and 3D tissue structures.  A major goal of his research is to understand how these forces contribute to both cellular and tissue structure, function, and homeostasis, especially in the context of epithelial biology.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Conway!