Dr. Edward Conway
Ed Conway was born and educated in Toronto, receiving degrees in Electrical Engineering and Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed fellowships in Hematology-Oncology at Harvard University and MIT and returned to Toronto as a physician-scientist and hematologist. In 1995, Ed was recruited to the University of Leuven in Belgium, where he led a research group focused on vascular disease and inflammation, coordinated collaborations with industry, and organised graduate educational programs. Ed was repatriated back to Canada in 2009 as the Director of UBC’s Centre for Blood Research where his goal is to catalyze translational research between basic and clinical scientists and to promote the development of education and training programs for the next generation of medical scientist health professionals. His research is designed to characterise the molecular mechanisms underlying disease using a range of technologies, from bench to bedside. He is supported by grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the CIHR, NSERC, MITACs, CanVECTOR, CFI and the CRC program.