Dr. Conlon received his M.D. from Rush Medical College. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and serving as chief medical resident, Dr. Conlon completed a fellowship in medical oncology at NCI, where he remained to continue his translational research in the Biological Response Modifiers Program. He left NCI to become a medical officer at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA, and later a clinical director at the Genetics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Conlon subsequently returned to Rush University Section of Medical Oncology to continue his clinical and translational immunotherapy efforts. He then returned to NCI first joining the Investigational Drug Branch of CTEP and, most recently, the Metabolism Branch of CCR where the focus of his research is IL-15 and other immunotherapeutics.