Dare to Prevent Clefts

Azeez Butali

Azeez Butali, D.D.S., Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

College(s): Dentistry

While many treat cleft palates, Azeez Butali is exploring innovative ways to prevent them. His genetic study of non-syndromic clefts in people of African descent is funded through a grant from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research. Butali also directs the African Craniofacial Anomalies Network, a collaboration between scientists in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Rwanda.

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