Dr. Havrda is a molecular biologist interested in characterizing neoplastic and neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system. He received his Ph.D. in 2006 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering and is an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Throughout his career, Dr. Havrda and his team have published numerous research reports, reviews, and book chapters in the contexts of glioblastoma and Parkinson's disease. Ongoing work in Dr. Havrda's laboratory is focused on two main themes: The study of how the neuronal microenvironment impacts the initiation and progress of gliomas in adults and children, and the characterization of pyroptotic processes as they impact the health of the aging brain. Studies are supported by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, The National Institute on Aging, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Jordan and Kyra Memorial Foundation.