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Associate Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill

Education and Training

Postdoc. University of North Carolina, 2004-2009

Ph.D. Medical Sciences/Neuroscience, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University, 2004

B.A. Biology, College of Science, Texas A&M University, 1998

Areas of Interest

My lab studies how drugs of abuse such as alcohol and cannabinoids affect early embryonic development. Using a wide array of tools, we examine the long-term effects of early gestational drug exposure on behavior, anatomy and physiology in a mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The other major focus of our group is to ascertain the pathogenic mechanisms underlying these effects resulting from early ethanol exposures as well as genes that may alter susceptibility to FASD.


Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Parnell Scott