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Jonathan Zonana

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Jonathan Zonana, American paediatrician and medical geneticist.

Biography of Jonathan Zonana

Jonathan Zonana graduated M.D. from University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, in 1972. He is (2001) Professor of Pediatrics, Professor & Vice Chair, Molecular & Medical Genetics, Oregon Health & Science University.

With his co-investigator, Betsy Ferguson, Jonathan Zonana has done extensive work in the mapping and cloning of genes critical to normal human development.

    "My interests in clinical genetics have focused on problems of disordered morphogenesis (dysmorphology). The etiology and pathophysiology of many malformations are beginning to be understood at a molecular level. Our specific area of research is on the ectodermal dysplasias, a group of genetic disorders involving abnormal development of hair, teeth and eccrine sweat glands."

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