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Metastatic Breast Cancer 101: Understanding The Science Behind Your Diagnosis


Jun 26, 2019 11:38 AM

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Doug Hurst, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology @University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine
Prior to receiving his degrees, Dr. Hurst served in the US Navy for 6 years as a SCUBA diver and nuclear mechanic onboard the fast attack nuclear submarine USS Grayling (SSN-646). After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Dr. Hurst earned a BS in Biochemistry and BA in Chemistry from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where he published several papers from his undergraduate research related to the strong-base synthesis of heterocyclic aromatic compounds. He then received an individual pre-doctoral fellowship from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. After completion of his PhD in Biochemistry, he moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he obtained an individual Ruth L. Kirschstein post-doctoral fellowship from NIH. In December of 2010, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology where his current studies are focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis.