Dr. Carless has more than 15 years of experience working in molecular genetics. She works on genetic and epigenetic factors that drive the development and progression of heart disease and mental disorders. Her work aims to advance the current knowledge of epigenetic involvement in complex diseases and understand interactions that influence genetic regulation. This will help to identify novel targets for drug development and better therapeutic intervention. Her focus aims to understand things like the role of DNA methylation on obesity and metabolic syndrome and gene expression & DNA methylation changes associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and associated neuropsychiatric traits.