Dr. Richard Conroy is the Director of the Division of Applied Science and Technology (DAST) at the NIBIB. The focus of the division is to support the development of innovative, effective biomedical imaging technologies that are low-cost and accessible, transform our understanding of biological and disease processes, and enable patient centered healthcare. Within DAST, Dr. Conroy is the Program Director for the Molecular Imaging Program and the Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Program. He also maintains a small portfolio of grants in clinical and mhealth informatics tools.
Before joining the NIBIB, Dr. Conroy was a researcher in the intramural program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), developing multimodal imaging agents for tracking cells in vivo and methods for characterizing and manipulating individual biomolecules in vitro in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
He has a background in physics, biophysics, biotechnology and international management.