The ability to combine advanced neuroimaging techniques and genetic information will fundamentally change our understanding of the brain and how it functions in disease. By applying knowledge of genetic information, Imaging Genomics can be used to determine how individual differences in genes contribute to differences in brain structure and function.

Volunteer Opportunities

What changes occur in the brain during the critical period of early adolescence? Would your family like to take part in our journey to explore this very important period of development?

 

Research Directions

Our research is at the interface of cognitive neuroscience and genetics.

The overall aim is to provide new knowledge and understanding of the neurobiological causes of major mental illnesses through the integration of structural and functional imaging, measures of cognition, health and well-being, and behavioural and molecular genetic approaches.

News and Events

Welcome Winter Research Scholars!

Welcome to Ethan and Rohit, who are completing a winter research program in the lab. 

Welcome Islay!

Islay Davies has commenced her PhD with us. Welcome Islay!

New Papers

Victoria’s paper “Nineteen and Up study (19Up): understanding pathways to mental health disorders in young Australian twins” has been published in BMJ Open.

Lachlan’s paper “Genetic Complexity of Cortical Structure: Differences in Genetic and Environmental Factors Influencing Cortical Surface Area and Thickness” has been published in Cerebral Cortex.