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Thomas Conway, PhD

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Address: 51 Newton Road, 4-403 BSB
Iowa City, IA 52242


Thomas Conway is a 1962 PhD from the University of Texas, who was a post-doctoral fellow at Rockefeller University.  He joined the Iowa faculty in 1964 and rose to associate professor in 1968 and full professor in 1973.  He began his research career investigating fundamental aspects of protein synthesis in bacteria and then expanded his research program into observations of abnormal protein synthesis in muscular dystrophies, the template properties of T-even phage, and the effects of interferon on protein synthesis in mammalian cells.  He is a co-author of Biochemistry:  A Case-Oriented Approach (C.V. Mosby, 1974) with Rex Montgomery, Robert Dryer and Arthur Spector.  Dr. Conway also served as chair of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics.