A recent article by Francie Diep in Scientific American explores the National Institute of Health’s new initiative that encourages researchers to design sex-balanced experiments. Part of this policy includes additional funding opportunities that add more animals to existing studies, in
The University of Chicago’s student-run newspaper, The Chicago Maroon, recently highlighted Dr. Palmer’s work for the new NIDA National Center of Excellence for GWAS in Outbred Rats. The Center seeks to use rats to investigate the genetic basis of drug
Biotechnology company Illumina recently profiled Dr. Abraham Palmer for their October 2014 iCommunity newsletter. The interview highlights the Palmer lab’s work to elucidate the genetic basis of psychiatric and behavioral traits, with a particular focus on how they’ve utilized Illumina’s
Center of Excellence collaborators Drs. Terry Robinson and Shelly Flagel’s research highlighted in the press
A recent article by Jeremy Allen of the Michigan Live focuses on the exciting research being done by Terry Robinson and Shelly Flagel of the University of Michigan as part of the new national Center of Excellence for GWAS in
Kevin Jiang of Science Life recently highlighted the research being done at the new NIDA National Center for Excellence for GWAS in Outbred Rats, which is led by Dr. Abraham Palmer. Dr. Palmer elaborated on the goals of the center
Dr. Palmer presented at the Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology Colloquium at the University of California – San Diego last week, hosted by Jonathan Sebat, Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Genetic Medicine. His talk was titled “Using quantitative genetic
Dr. Palmer was invited to speak at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the University of Southern California last week. His talk was hosted by James Knowles, Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry for Research.
In an article by Roni Caryn Rabin of the New York Times, Dr. Palmer recently discussed the drawbacks of single-sex studies as well as the important role of sex-specific genetic differences in drug abuse and other complex traits. You can
First annual retreat for NIDA National Center of Excellence (P50) collaborators held at University of Chicago on Sept 17
The first of many annual retreats for the NIDA National Center of Excellence for Genome-wide Association Studies in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844) was held on September 17th! Collaborators from across the nation gathered on the University of Chicago campus to meet
Dr. Jianjun Gao has joined the lab! He will be an instrumental part of the P50 grant, where he will use his impressive background in biostatistics to develop novel and efficient methods of analyzing complex genotype and behavioral phenotype data.