ISSN: ISSN: 2157-7412
Douglas R Hurst
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Dr. Douglas Hurst is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hurst received his BS degree from the College of Charleston and his PhD in Biochemistry from the Florida State University where he was a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Fellow. He completed postdoc training in Cancer Biology with Danny Welch at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was a Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH Fellow. His primary research goals are to understand the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis with a particular interest in breast cancer. His current focus includes the characterization of the roles of chromatin remodeling complexes required for particular steps in metastasis. His research is funded by the American Cancer Society.
Epigenetic regulation of breast cancer progression and metastasis; chromatin modification; histone deacetylase complex composition and activity; metastasis suppressors.