The goal of the center is to use outbred rats to study the genetic basis of drug self-administration and related behavioral traits. More information is available at www.ratgenes.org.
Drs. Amanda Barkley-Levenson and Abraham Palmer attended the Research Society on Alcoholism conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 22-26. Amanda presented a poster titled, “Glyoxalase 1 and sensitivity to the motivational effects of ethanol.” Abraham presented a talk titled, “Dissecting
The Palmer Lab is looking to hire an Information Systems Analyst. This person will be maintaining databases and running established scripts and pipelines for the Palmer Lab. There is also a lot of opportunity for professional growth. See the job
The 5th Annual Retreat for the NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats (Director – Dr. Palmer) was held on June 12, 2019. Investigators from the P50 Center, as well as PIs of the grants affiliated with the Center, gave
On June 8-11, 2019, the Complex Traits Consortium (CTC) meeting was held at UCSD and hosted by Dr. Abraham Palmer. The meeting covered quantitative approaches to mouse and rodent genetics. The meeting had three plenary speakers, a poster session, and
Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige had a healthy baby girl on June 8th. The baby’s name is Margot, and we cannot be happier for Sandra!
Dr. Abraham Palmer visited the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was invited to be the keynote speaker for a graduate student conference. The title of his talk was, “Quantitative behavioral genetics in mice, rats,
Apurva and Abraham attended the Addiction Genetics and Epigenetics Data Jamboree, May 29-31 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. This workshop, co-sponsored by NIDA and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, discussed challenge problems to integrate data
On May 19th, 2019, Ariana Page married Trevor James at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, CA. Congratulations, Ariana!
Dr. Amanda Barkley-Levenson gave a talk titled, “Glyoxalase 1 involvement in ethanol reward sensitivity and ethanol withdrawal” at the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.