Matthew Bosworth

Research student, School of Psychology

Email:
bosworthml@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Research summary

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.

Teaching summary

Year 1 Psychology Postgraduate Tutor - running practical report writing and statistics tutorials and marking practical reports.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

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.

Funding

Wellcome Trust

Research group

Neuroscience, Behavioural Genetics Group, Behavioural Neuroscience

Research collaborators

Professor Lawrence Wilkinson

Dr Trevor Humby

Professor Anthony Isles (Medicine)