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NIAAA Staff Profile


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Program Director, NIAAA FASD Research Coordinator

Bill Dunty, Ph.D.

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6700B Rockledge Drive
Room 1233
Bethesda, MD 20892-6902

Focus Area

Alcohol-associated carcinogenesis; Animal models of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD); Basic and clinical research on the consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure; Cell Biology; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Biographical Summary

Dr. Dunty is a developmental biologist and program director in the Division of Metabolism and Health Effects at NIAAA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he investigated the teratogenic effects of alcohol during mouse embryogenesis. His postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute-Frederick focused on the molecular mechanisms of Wnt signal transduction during normal embryonic development and how aberrant Wnt signaling contributes to the etiology of human gastrointestinal cancers. At NIAAA, Dr. Dunty manages a portfolio of research and cooperative agreements grants supporting basic and clinical research on the health consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure and mechanisms by which alcohol consumption increases cancer risk.

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