Dr. Abraham Palmer presented at the Institute for Genetics Seminar series at the University of California San Francisco on March 24th. His talk was titled “A Toolbox and Rationale for Performing GWAS for Behavioral Traits in Outbred Mice and Rats”.
Their grant, “Identification of Genetic Variants that Contribute to Compulsive Cocaine Intake in Rats” was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This project seeks to elucidate the genetic basis of cocaine intake and other drug abuse-related behaviors
Liz Joyce, our former undergraduate, has received a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award as part of the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She will use this opportunity to continue studying genetics in Germany next year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is
Their grant, “Genetics of novelty seeking and propensity for drug abuse in outbred rats”, was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This project seeks to study the genetic and functional basis of novelty-seeking behavior in two lines
The recently published article, “Identification of a novel, fast acting GABAergic anti-depressant“, has garnered significant attention in various news and social media outlets! San Diego’s CW6 news interviewed Dr. Abraham Palmer about the study’s findings. UCSD highlighted the study in
Drs. Amanda Barkley-Levenson and Sandra Sanchez-Roige have each received a Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the Genes, Brian and Behavior 2017 meeting of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) in Madrid, Spain. These awards will help defray
The 2017 meetings of the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Seminar (GRS) for Quantitative Genetics & Genomics was held in Galveston, TX from February 25th – March 3rd. Graduate student Alex Gileta and post-doc Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige attended both sessions
Dr. Riyan Cheng has joined the Palmer Lab! He is our new Associate Project Scientist. Dr. Cheng was recently a Research Fellow in Justin Borevitz’s lab at The Australian National University, where he developed novel statistical methods to perform genome-wide
The article, “Genetic Background Limits Generalizability of Genotype-Phenotype Relationships“, by Sittig et al. (Neuron, 2016) has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field. Dr. Susanne Ahmari ranked the article as “Exceptional” (three stars) in her
The Palmer Lab is hiring a Behavioral Research Associate to start Spring 2017. Want to join our research? Click here for the full job description and how to apply!