The 55th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) was held in Hollywood, FL from December 4-8th. Drs. Abraham Palmer and Laura Sittig presented posters. Laura also won a prestigious ACNP Travel Award. Former Palmer Lab members Camron
The article, “Fine mapping of genes determining extrafusal fiber properties in murine soleus muscle”, was accepted for publication in Physiological Genomics. Authors include Andrew Carroll, Riyan Cheng, Elaina Collie-Duguid, Caroline Meharg, Michael Scholz, Steven Fiering, Jennifer Fields, Abraham Palmer, and
The 2016 meeting of the NIDA Genetics Consortium was held in Washington D.C. from December 1-2. Dr. Abraham Palmer presented a talk titled “Genome-wide association study of delay discounting identifies GPM6B and demonstrates co-heritability with smoking”.
The Society for Neuroscience’s 46th annual meeting was held in San Diego from November 12-16th. Amanda Barkley-Levenson, Laura Sittig, and Celine St. Pierre presented posters.
Dr. Abraham Palmer presented at the Neuroscience And Behavior Seminar series at the University of California Santa Barbara on November 4th. His talk was titled “Using quantitative behavioral genetics to understand biology”.
The 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from October 18-22. Dr. Palmer presented at a session organized by 23andMe. His talk was titled “Studying impulsivity, alcoholism, and loneliness using
The recent article, “Genome-wide Association Study of Loneliness Demonstrates a Role for Common Variation“, has garnered significant attention in various news and social media outlets! KSWB Fox 5 interviewed Dr. Abraham Palmer about the study’s findings. Dr. Sandra Sanchez Roige
Dr. Abraham Palmer presented at the Genetic Seminar Series at Emory University School of Medicine on October 3rd. His talk was titled “Behavioral genetics: from discovery to translation”.
The P50 Center’s proposal, titled “Genome-wide mapping of gene-microbiome interaction: implication in behavior”, has been selected for funding by the UC San Diego’s Center for Microbiome Innovation. The purpose of these seed grants is to jump start microbiome research in
The article, “Sex-specific Linkage Scans in Opioid Dependence”, was accepted for publication in Neuropsychiatric Genetics. Other authors include Bao-Zhu Yang, Shizhong Han, Henry Kranzler, Joel Gelernter, and Abraham Palmer.