Researcher

Dr Karen Mather

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My main research focus is to gain a better understanding of the genetic and environmental factors involved in ageing and age-related disease. The genetic factors that may be involved include variation at the nucleotide level, epigenetic variation, epistasis and gene-environmental interactions. Current research is being undertaken using large population cohorts of older Australians and examining the genetic variation and...view more

Research Interests:
My main research focus is to gain a better understanding of the genetic and environmental factors involved in ageing and age-related disease. The genetic factors that may be involved include variation at the nucleotide level, epigenetic variation, epistasis and gene-environmental interactions. Current research is being undertaken using large population cohorts of older Australians and examining the genetic variation and environmental factors associated with ageing phenotypes.

Broad Research Areas:
Genetics - Genome Analysis, Gerontology - Geriatrics, Epidemiology, Psychiatry

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
American Human Society of Genetics, International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment (ISTAART) , Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) , Participant in the CSIRO Scientists in Schools Program

Specific Research Keywords:
Genetics, Genomics, Ageing, Biomarker, Dementia, Epigenetics, Mental Health

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My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD


Currently supervising

ILP, PhD including the following topics: Genetics of olfaction, diet and DNA methylation, brain ageing and transcriptomics, genetics of longevity

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Location

School of Psychiatry, UNSW
Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
Barker St., Randwick NSW 2031 AUSTRALIA



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Contact

+ 61 2 9399 1064