Their grant, “Genetics of novelty seeking and propensity for drug abuse in outbred rats”, was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This project seeks to study the genetic and functional basis of novelty-seeking behavior in two lines
The recently published article, “Identification of a novel, fast acting GABAergic anti-depressant“, has garnered significant attention in various news and social media outlets! San Diego’s CW6 news interviewed Dr. Abraham Palmer about the study’s findings. UCSD highlighted the study in
Drs. Amanda Barkley-Levenson and Sandra Sanchez-Roige have each received a Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the Genes, Brian and Behavior 2017 meeting of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) in Madrid, Spain. These awards will help defray
The 2017 meetings of the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Seminar (GRS) for Quantitative Genetics & Genomics was held in Galveston, TX from February 25th – March 3rd. Graduate student Alex Gileta and post-doc Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige attended both sessions
Dr. Riyan Cheng has joined the Palmer Lab! He is our new Associate Project Scientist. Dr. Cheng was recently a Research Fellow in Justin Borevitz’s lab at The Australian National University, where he developed novel statistical methods to perform genome-wide
The article, “Genetic Background Limits Generalizability of Genotype-Phenotype Relationships“, by Sittig et al. (Neuron, 2016) has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field. Dr. Susanne Ahmari ranked the article as “Exceptional” (three stars) in her
April Williams has accepted an offer as a Bioinformatics Scientist at Arima Genomics, a biotechnology company based here in San Diego. Arima Genomics seeks to develop new platforms for DNA sequencing that enables identification of structural variants and assembly of
Dr. Abraham Palmer presented at the Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on January 11th. His talk was titled “Using outbred mice and rats to study the genetic basis of behavioral, physiological, and
Dr. Abraham Palmer presented at the Addiction Affinity Group Larry Parsons Seminar Series at The Scripps Research Institute on January 13th. His talk was titled “Genetic approaches to identifying novel targets for pharmacotherapy”.
Article by Drs. Katherine McMurray, Amanda Barkley-Levenson, and Abraham Palmer accepted for publication in Molecular Psychiatry
The article, “Identification of a novel, fast acting GABAergic anti-depressant”, was accepted for publication in Molecular Psychiatry. Authors include current and former Palmer Lab members (Katherine McMurray, Amanda Barkley-Levenson, Abraham Palmer) as well as collaborators Marcia Ramaker and Stephanie Dulawa.