Our research aims to identify risk and protective genomics markers associated with stress exposure and its health outcomes.

We use a multidisciplinary approach spanning across genomics, psychology/psychiatry and statistics.

Our research objective is to uncover novel genes and biological pathways associated with stress-related disorders such as Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, schizophrenia, postnatal depression and several associated comorbidities.

We use different layers of genomics information including genetics, epigenetics and gene expression data in combination with clinical measures to get a deeper understanding of the biological mechanisms of stress-related health trajectories.

Our research has been funded by national and international organisations including industry and government agencies such as the Brain Behaviour Foundation, USA and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia.

Our lab is part of QUT’s Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health ┬áin the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, QUT. Our lab is also affiliated with QUT’s Centre for Data Science.

Key areas of research

  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Statistical genomics methods
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Depression

Join our team

Interested in joining our team? Please email divya.mehta@qut.edu.au.