Three members of the Palmer lab presented posters at the annual American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting in San Diego. Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige presented a poster titled “Intersection of Impulsive Personality Traits and Drug Experimentation: A Genome-Wide Association Approach.”
Dr. Abraham Palmer recently gave a talk at the at the 6th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting in Kauai, Hawaii. His talk was titled, “Using GWAS, eQTL and PrediXcan (aka TWAS) to understand complex behavioral traits in mice and rats.”
A new U01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) was awarded to Drs. Abraham Palmer, Dongjun Chung, Roberto Ciccocioppo, Gerard Thomas Hardiman, Peter Kalivas, and Leah Catherine Solberg Woods. The grant is titled “The Genetic Basis of
Former lab member Amy Hart recently had a baby boy, named Leopold. Congratulations, Amy!
Marijuana.com featured an interview with Dr. Palmer about the role of genetics in marijuana use in an article titled, “Study Examines What Role Genes Play for Marijuana Use.” The article discusses his and Sandra Sanchez-Roige’s recent study published in Nature Neuroscience titled,
Palmer Lab undergraduate student, Amy Lee, gave a talk at the UC San Diego Summer Research Conference. Her talk was titled “The role of Glo1 enzyme activity on the severity of alcohol withdrawal in mice.” She completed research for this
Ariana Page has joined the Palmer Lab as a new lab assistant. She completed her undergrad at UC Santa Barbara where she studied behavioral neuroscience, and ultimately obtained a B.A. in Psychology. While at UCSB, she worked as a research
Article by Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige and Abraham Palmer accepted for publication in The American Journal of Psychiatry
The article “’Genome-wide association study meta-analysis of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT),” was written by Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Abraham Palmer, and other co-authors. It was just accepted for publication in The American Journal of Psychiatry.
Sandra’s project, titled “CADM2, a cell adhesion molecule, and its association with risk and psychopathology,” was selected for funding by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research.
Dr. Abraham Palmer was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for his project titled “A Novel Pharmacotherapy for Alcoholism: Evaluation of Reward, Aversion, Compulsivity, Withdrawal & Reinstatement.” This is a five year grant