Zoe Brett

Dr. Zoë Brett completed her doctoral work in the Department of Anatomy and Histology at Sydney University School of Medicine, in Australia. During her tenure, Dr. Brett worked in the Laboratory for Neural Structure and Function to investigate predisposition to chronic pain, using a rodent model. Dr. Brett’s research was funded by the Australian Pain Society, and her dissertation focused on the links between behavioral traits, gene expression in the prefrontal cortex, and the development of persistent disability following sciatic nerve injury.

Dr. Brett completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, in the Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Laboratory. During her fellowship, Dr. Brett was involved in a number of longitudinal research projects that investigated the interactions between genetics and early life experiences that are associated with differential susceptibility to a range of neurodevelopmental outcomes. Particularly, Dr. Brett conducted assessments of genotype, salivary mRNA expression, and multi-tissue telomere length in children participating in the Bucharest Early Intervention Project.

Dr. Brett’s main research fields are Neuroscience and Genetics and she has presented work at several conferences including the Society for Neuroscience, World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, International Behavior and Neural Genetics Society, Australasian Neuroscience Society and Australian Pain Society.


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