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Azeez Butali

Name: Azeez Butali
Title: Assistant Professor
Focus Area: Research
Office Number: 319-335-8980
Campus Address: 2198 ML

Dr. Butali joined the College of Dentistry in 2013 after completing his postdoctoral fellowship in craniofacial genetics at the University of Iowa. Dr. Butali directs the African Craniofacial Anomalies Network, collaboration between scientists in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Rwanda. His studies use a variety of techniques and approaches, including next generation sequencing approaches. He is also involved in the investigation of subclinical phenotypes for orofacial clefts as well as examining the role of micronutrients in oral clefts prevention. He is currently collaborating with researchers in Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Dundee (Scotland), Seattle (WA), Pittsburgh (PA), and Puerto Rico. His research is currently funded by National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research.