I am interested in research into the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that increase risk for neuropsychiatric disease. Specifially, my research investigates the role of the psychiatric risk gene SETD1A in brain and behaviour.
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Identification of specific genetic variants that increase risk for neuropsychiatric disorders are providing valid leads to investigate their biology. A rare genetic mutation in the SETD1A gene has been recently identified as contributing to schizophrenia and other developmental disorders. However, the role of SETD1A in brain and behaviour has not been studied previously. My research investigates the pathogenic role of SETD1A loss of function in the brain using techniques from behavioural and molecular neuroscience.
Neuroscience, Behavioural Genetics Group, Behavioural Neuroscience
Professor Anthony Isles (Medicine)
2008-2011: BSc (Hons) Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol
2011-2012: MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
October 2015 - Present: Wellcome Trust 4 Year PhD Integrative Neuroscience
2011: British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award
2013-2015: Research Support Assistant, Nutrition and Behaviour Unit, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol