Huntington University alumnus and doctoral candidate Kevin Byrd will present a talk on "The Mystery of Metastasis: Cancer in the Head and Neck Region As a Systemic Model for Discovery" on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall of the Science Hall on campus.
Byrd, a 2009 biology graduate who is a doctor of dental surgery candidate at the University of Michigan, is currently working in the area of diagnostic biomarkers in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the Periodontics and Oral Medicine Department of the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan.
He has also been accepted into the Ph.D. program in oral biology with a concurrent acceptance into the specialty program of periodontics at the University of North Carolina. Byrd says that he plans to have an academic career, which combines research, teaching and practice.
The seminar is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
It is free and open to the public.