The NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently awarded the Scripps Research team two separate grants totaling $7.5 million. The five-year grants will allow the researchers, led by Dr. Olivier George, to combine next-generation sequencing with rodent behavioral screening in a
Former lab member Katherine McMurray recently had a baby girl, named Madeline Virginia. Congratulations, Katherine!
Drs. Abraham Palmer and Jonathon Sebat spoke at Stone Brewing on April 26th about how genes influence our everyday lives. Dr. Palmer spoke about his work with 23andMe in a talk titled, “Genetics of delay discounting: why do some people
Dr. Abraham Palmer gave a talk at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego on April 22. His talk was titled, “Learning and old dog’s new tricks: the role of Glyoxalase 1 in regulating behavior and GABAergic signaling and how we
A new U01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) was awarded to Dr. Tom Jhou and Dr. Abraham Palmer. The grant, titled “Genomic Analysis of Avoidance Learning in Addiction,” will start on April 15, 2018 and will
Dr. Amanda Barkley-Levenson gave an oral presentation at the 13th Annual Lewis L. Judd Young Investigators Symposium at UCSD on Monday, April 16th. Her talk was entitled, “Evaluating Glyoxalase 1 as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Excessive Ethanol Consumption and Comorbid
Abraham Palmer gives plenary talk for The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
Dr. Abraham Palmer gave a plenary talk for The Society for Neuroscience, Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter Meeting, in Portland, Oregon on Friday, April 13th. His talk was titled, “The surprising role of the enzyme Glyoxalase 1 and its substrate methylglyoxal
Drs. Abraham Palmer and Amelie Baud presented their research on psychiatric genetics to approximately 40 high school students on Friday April 6th at UCSD. Many of the students are taking AP Psychology or AP Economics courses. They were visiting the
Dr. Abraham Palmer was the keynote speaker at the Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research at the University of Texas at Austin on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. His talk was titled “Behavioral genetic studies of alcoholism and alcohol related traits
Article by Dr. Amanda Barkley-Levenson accepted for publication in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
The article, “Glyoxalase (GLO1) inhibition or genetic overexpression does not alter ethanol’s locomotor effects: implications for GLO1 as a therapeutic target in alcohol use disorders,” was written by Amanda Barkley-Levenson and accepted for publication in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.