We use the zebrafish as an experimental system, working toward two broad research goals: to uncover conserved basic mechanisms that regulate the generation and organization of tissues in the vertebrate embryo and to understand the primary roles of molecular and genetic pathways that are disturbed in birth defects and disease states.
David Grunwald, PhD, is Helen Lowe Bamberger Colby Presidential Endowed Chair of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is co-Director of the NIH-sponsored Genetics Training Program, Faculty Advisor of the Mutation Generation and Detection HSC Core Facility, and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Grunwald earned his BA in Biology from Williams College and his PhD in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He performed postdoctoral studies at the University of Oregon and Princeton University before joining the Department of Human Genetics in 1988. The lab has been supported by March of Dimes, Sloan Foundation, American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Science Foundation, and the NIH.