Investigation of Gene-Environment Interactions Underlying Depression

The project was the Start-Up project from Bogazici University Research Foundation to build the infrastructure of PEG Lab as a research laboratory under the Psychology Department. The project was concluded by the end of 2015. The project included recruitment of 100 undergraduates to investigate the impact of stress-related gene-environment interactions on HPA-axis reactivity (i.e. Cortisol Awakening Response) and depression.