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SFA Department of Biology to host J.H. Burr Distinguished Lecture Series

April 25, 2017 - University Marketing Communications
SFA's Department of Biology presents Dr. Michael Hitchcock as this year's speaker during the J.H. Burr Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Biology. Hitchcock will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center's Twilight Ballroom.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Biology will host the 28th J.H. Burr Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Biology at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center's Twilight Ballroom. Dr. Michael Hitchcock will present "Behind the Scenes of Personalized Medicine: Cancer Treatment in the Era of Human Genomics."

Hitchcock received his Master of Science in biology from SFA and graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

He currently serves as a Hematology Fellow at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and will transition later this year to a position as a pathologist at Eastern Connecticut Pathology Consultants in Hartford, Connecticut.

"I want to highlight the progress we have made with targeted therapy and immunotherapy and introduce the audience to the technology and testing that occurs in that process," Hitchcock said. "I also want to highlight all the career opportunities that are available in the diagnostic spectrum of the medical field: pathologists, cytogeneticists, flow cytometry analysts, histotechnologists and medical technologists."

The J.H. Burr Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Biology is a speaker series endowed in honor of Professor J.H. Burr, who earned his doctoral degree in histology from Rice University and taught at SFA from 1951 to 1986. The series hosts speakers who discuss topics at the forefront of biological research.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Biology at (936) 468-3601.