Dr Karen Mather

TEAM LEADER PROFILE

Senior Research Scientist Leader of the Genetics and Epigenomics Group, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing
Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

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Dr Karen Mather completed her first BSc (Biochemistry Honours) at La Trobe University, before then finishing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Charles Sturt University and completing her second BSc (Psychology) at the Australian National University, where were was then awarded her PhD in Psychology on the topic of telomere length and its relationship to ageing. She has lectured at ANU, the Brain and Mind Centre and the University of New South Wales, while maintaining a fellowship at the Centre for Health Brain Ageing. During this time she was made leader of both the Genomics & Genetics Group and Genetics & Epigenomics Group. At the end of 2017 she joins NeuRA as a Senior Research Scientist, where her 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.

RESEARCH TEAM

DR HELEN WU PhD Student

MARY REVELAS PhD Student

DR ADITH MOHAN PhD Student

JESSICA LAZARUS PhD Student

DR DEBJANI DAS Postdoctoral Researcher

SRICHANDANA KANCHIBHOTLA Research Assistant

DR SUMANGALI GOBHIDHARAN Research Officer

DR ANBUPALAM THALAMUTHU Lecturer