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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