Dr. Abraham Palmer was featured in Triton magazine in the article, “The genetics of risk.” He discusses his recent article published in Nature Genetics. Triton magazine is published by UC San Diego Alumni, Price Center East, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla,
Dr. Yu-yu Ren has finished his postdoc in the Palmer lab and has accepted a position as the head Bioinformatics Scientist at AnaptysBio in San Diego, CA. The Palmer Lab will miss him and wishes him the best of luck!
Dr. Amanda Barkey-Levenson received the RSA Junior Investigator Travel Award for travel to the annual Research Society on Alcoholism meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 22nd-26th. Congratulations, Amanda!
Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige was recently promoted from post-doctoral scholar to Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD. Funded by the TRDRP New Investigator Award, Sandra will derive psychiatric phenotypes from electronic health records from one of the largest
Amy Lee, an undergraduate student working under Dr. Amanda Barkley-Levenson, presented a poster titled, “Glyoxalase 1 inhibition is a potential novel therapeutic target in chronic ethanol withdrawal” at the annual Judd Symposium held at UCSD on April 15th. Other authors
Dr. Abraham Palmer recently organized a visit for Sweetwater High School students to visit UCSD and attend the annual Judd Symposium.
Dr. Abraham Palmer presented the talk, “Using genome wide association studies in mice, rats and humans to gain molecular insights into behavioral and physiological traits” at the Progress in the Science of Medicine (PRISM) lecture series on April 8th.
Dr. Amanda Barkey-Levenson received the IBANGS Young Investigator Travel Award for travel to the annual International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland May 10th-14th. Congratulations, Amanda!
Manuscript “Genomic Basis of Delayed Reward Discounting” accepted to the Behavioural Processes journal
Drs. Palmer and Sanchez-Roige are co-authors on the manuscript “Genomic Basis of Delayed Reward Discounting” that has been accepted to Behavioural Processes. Other co-authors are Joshua Gray, James MacKillop, Harriet de Wit. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635718304704 Highlights from the paper: • Delayed reward discounting (DRD) is
Apurva Chitre gave a talk at the MEDINSPIRE, an international multidisciplinary medical conference hosted on 14th – 17th February 2019 in Mumbai, India. The talk title was “Genome wide association study of body weight, body mass index, adiposity, and fasting