Establishing the zebrafish as a model of drug use on the genome
Drug abuse is a major public health issue. Drugs may alter gene expression (epigenetics), with detrimental health implications. We have generated epigenetic data from a long-term Canterbury cohort and aim to model the effects of drug use in zebrafish to better understand the molecular and health effects of drug use.
Dr Osborne’s research interests lie in environmental epigenetics, DNA methylation, genome regulation, and developmental origins of health and disease.More About Dr Amy Osborne