Welcome to the stress-omics lab

Research overview

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.


Key areas of research

  • Genetics
  • epigenetics
  • transcriptomics
  • statistical genomics methods
  • stress
  • PTSD
  • depression


Contact us

Interested in joining our team? Please contact us on divya.mehta@qut.edu.or and look out for any current vacancies on our website.