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Dennis Drayna, Ph.D.

SECTION ON GENETICS OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
BG 35A RM 1F127 35A CONVENT DR BETHESDA MD 20892
Phone: 
+1 301 402 4930
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+1 301 827 9637

Chief, Laboratory of Communication Disorders
Chief, Section on Genetics of Communication Disorders

Dr. Drayna received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1976, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981, followed by postdoctoral training at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Utah. He joined the NIDCD in 1997 and since then has focused on applying the tools of human genetics and genomics to a range of topics that span the mission of the institute, including disorders of auditory pitch perception, variation in human taste perception, and disorders of voice and speech. Dr. Drayna’s current work has a major focus on the genetics and neuroscience of stuttering.

Scientific Areas: 
Genetic linkage and positional cloning in human communication disorders.

Selected Publications

Last Updated Date

December 11, 2015