The first of many annual retreats for the NIDA National Center of Excellence for Genome-wide Association Studies in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844) was held on September 17th! Collaborators from across the nation gathered on the University of Chicago campus to meet
Laura’s project titled “From Statistical to Biological Epistasis in Mental Illness: Gene Expression as a Bridge” was selected by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological
Dr. Abraham Palmer’s NIDA R01 Supplement titled, “Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Differences,” was funded! The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) offers administrative supplements to accelerate research on sex/gender differences (or similarities) and/or sex and gender factors in human health and illness,
The grant is titled “Integrated GWAS of complex behavioral and gene expression traits in outbred rats” and involved collaborators from University of Michigan (Terry Robbinson and Shelly Flagel, SUNY Buffalo (Jerry Richards, Paul Meyer and Joe Lucke), University of Tennessee
Two predoctoral student fellowships are awarded annually. The fellowships will cover all expenses for registration, travel, and lodging for the 2014 Statistical Genetics Short Course at UCLA. These fellowships are supported by NIH grants from the National Institute Of General
Dr. Laura Sittig’s Grant titled ” Mapping epistatic modifiers of human psychiatric risk using mouse genetics“ was funded by the National Institutes of Health & National Institute of Mental Health.
Natalia’s F31 Grant titled “Integrative genetic analysis of methamphetamine’s motivational effects in mice” was funded by the National Institutes of Health & National Institute on Drug Abuse. For more information about the the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual
Dr. Palmer’s R21 grant titled “GWAS for goal versus sign tracking in genetically heterogeneous rats” was funded today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Terry Robinson and Shelley Flagel (Universty of Michigan) will be be co-investigators and Alex Gileta
Drs. Abraham Palmer and Laura Sittig awarded a grant from the Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) at the University of Chicago
The Pilot and Feasibility award is titled “Mapping epistatic modifiers of diabetes using the Akita mouse model of pancreatic beta cell stress” and provides $35,000 to study epistatic interactions between the Akita mutation in the insulin protein and genetic modifiers. The award
Dr. Palmer’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant titled “Efficient discovery of epistatic modifiers of Cacna1c in mice: extending on GWAS” was funded today!