Childhood Trauma and Inflammatory Markers

This project used data from the Imaging Genetics in Psychosis study, to investigate associations between immune and stress response systems and epigenetic markers and brain structure/​function in psychotic disorders. We specifically examined the role of inflammatory (e.g., cytokines) and stress markers (e.g., cortisol levels) as mediators of associations between trauma-related epigenetic modifications and brain imaging phenotypes among patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. 

This project has received funding from the Australian Society of Mental Health Research (Early Career Research Grant, 2017).