Dale Nyholt, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Dale Nyholt, PhD, is a human geneticist expert in the statistical analysis of common complex traits. Professor Nyholt is the head of the Statistical and Genomic Epidemiology Laboratory (SGEL), Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is also a professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, QUT. Professor Nyholt’s expertise spans statistical genetic and genomic analysis, epidemiology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics.

The SGEL studies the role of genetics in the development and mechanism of human traits, with particular emphasis on migraine. The lab’s specific goal is to identify genetic risk factors, understand their biological consequences, and detect common genetic links with other disorders, including depression, endometriosis, and epilepsy. The identification of such causal genetic factors and how they interact with environmental exposures will provide a deeper understanding of the etiology of migraine and our ability to prevent and treat attacks, as well as facilitate the discovery of novel pathways, and thus identify new targets for drug therapy. SGEL also develops novel statistical bioinformatics programs used by researchers worldwide.