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Dr Shareefa Dalvie

I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2007, I completed my Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Genetics & Development and Physiology, at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Thereafter, I completed my honours, masters and doctoral degrees at the Division of Human Genetics at UCT.  From 2015 to 2016, I held a Brain-Behaviour Initiative (BBI) postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. I am currently a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and co-head the Psychiatric Neurogenetics group of the Brain-Behaviour Unit (BBU).  My research interests include the genetic basis of trauma exposure in individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using genome-wide association (GWAS) data, population structure and gene-imaging analyses.