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Biographical Sketch: María Teresa Canto, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

María Teresa Canto
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María Teresa Canto, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., is a program director in the Center for Research Capacity Building, where she administers Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program grants. She was previously a program officer in the Office of Construction Grants and Division of Research Infrastructure at the former National Center for Research Resources. Canto earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.S. in pharmacology from the University of Illinois, where she also earned a D.D.S. She earned an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. Canto conducted postdoctoral research at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Cancer Institute.

To contact María Teresa Canto, send email to or call 301-402-0047. If you’re a reporter wishing to interview her, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.

This page last reviewed on September 06, 2016