New investigator: Christopher Conrady, MD, PhD

Christopher Conrady, MD, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 9 for UNMC’s Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

New Investigator

The New Investigator Award is given to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity, such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

  • Name: Christopher Conrady, MD, PhD
  • Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Joined UNMC: September 2021
  • Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma

Please describe your research focus in three words or less: Infections of retina

Why is research important in the world today? It may identify treatments and improvement in patient care.

My research will make a difference because: I hopefully will improve the visual outcomes of blinding conditions by identifying future or different therapeutic targets.

The best advice I’ve ever received is: Do what you are passionate about, and then work doesn’t feel like work.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I have a son and a daughter.
  • My wife, Kathryn, and I are from Oklahoma and are Sooner fans.
  • I enjoy gardening and growing exotic plants.


  1. Toni Goeser says:

    Congrats, Dr. Conrady!

  2. Debbie Ordway says:

    Congratulation Dr. Conrady!

  3. Eric Bloomquist says:

    Go Chris!! Congratulations, Dr. Conrady!

  4. Claire Xia says:

    Congrats, Dr. Conrady!!!

  5. Jamie Rudd says:

    Way to go Dr. Conrady!

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