Dinka Smajlagic

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Psychology

Academic interests

  • Complex trait genetics

  • Epigenetic factors

  • Parent-of-origin effects

  • Early life stress

  • Childhood psychopathology

Primary research interests focus on identifying parental and perinatal factors involved in the development of various childhood outcomes. Currently working on examining the link between maternal stress during pregnancy and (epi)genetics of childhood outcomes such as anxiety and depression.


  • Ph.D. degree in Statistical Genetics from the University of Bergen in Norway (2020)

  • M.Sc degree in Mathematical Engineering from the University of L’Aquila in Italy and the University of Hamburg in Germany (2014)

  • B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012)

Tags: Developmental psychology, genetics, epigenetics, Psychopathology
Published May 4, 2021 8:20 AM