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Beth Conway is associate professor of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lipscomb University. She received her bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Abilene Christian University in 2001 and her doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) in 2006. During her doctoral work, Conway studied under the direction of Linda Shapiro in the Center for Vascular Biology at UCHC, where she studied the role of prostate specific membrane antigen in tumor-associated angiogenesis.
Conway joined the Biology department at Lipscomb University in 2007, where she has taught undergraduate students in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, and Molecular Basis of Human Disease. Since the inception of the master’s in biomolecular sciences (BMS) program, Conway has been involved in teaching graduate Cancer biology and laboratory research courses. Conway was named a Lipscomb University Outstanding Teacher in 2011 and 2017, and was awarded the John Baker Summer Fellowship Award in 2018. Conway also mentors approximately 6-10 students each year in independent cancer research projects. Her research students have been involved in authoring peer-reviewed journal articles and presenting their research at local, regional, and international conferences. The Conway lab is currently focusing on studying the protein neprilysin and its ability to regulate signaling pathways that drive triple-negative, or basal-like, breast cancers.