Look into the Life and Research of Dr. Conway

Sydney Henricks


            Dr. Tyrrell Conway is the head of the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics department at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. He runs the departments, teaches classes, and researches his passion of the bacteria in a mammal’s large intestine. Dr. Conway grew up in Bartlesville, OK and continued his education to Oklahoma State University. He received is Bachelors degree in Microbiology, then went on to achieve his PhD in Microbiology, as well. “Growing up, I have always been interested in science,” Dr. Conway explains. He thought he would end up going into Chemistry his entire high school career but decided his passion was in Biology his senior year. When he went to college at Oklahoma State University, he began in the forestry and wild life program but ended up switching to Microbiology when he took his first lab. When he was getting his PhD, molecular biology was a relatively new field of science and was not able to study that at Oklahoma State, so he decided to continue his post-doc work at the University of Florida. He found his passion for E.coli in the large intestine when he was an assistant professor. He and his students cloned new pathways in E. coli, this changed the direction of his research to studying the nutrition’s of the bacteria in the large intestine. 

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.