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Dr Doretta Caramaschi

Dr Doretta Caramaschi

Dr Doretta Caramaschi
MSC(Parma), PhD(Groningen)

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Neurodevelopmental epigenetics

Office BS5
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 33 14017


Activities / Findings

I have a background in neuroscience and epidemiology and I am interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying behaviour and mental health. My current research investigates the link between DNA methylation and children's neurodevelopment in the context of human population studies. Furthermore, I am interested in early life risk factors that hinder neurodevelopment, including prenatal and early postnatal exposures. For my research I use several approaches including methylome-wide association analyses as well as causal inference methods such as Mendelian randomisation.  


Epigenetic epidemiology 

Advanced epigenetic epidemiology


  • DNA methylation


  • autism spectrum disorder
  • Mental health


  • Two-step Mendelian randomisation



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

Centres, collaborations and units

Recent publications

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Networks & contacts

  • Dheeraj Rai
  • Caroline Relton
  • George Davey Smith
  • Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics consortium
  • Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

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