This years meeting was titled “Decoding sequenced genomes” and featured talks on behavioral genetics across a range of different organisms. Abraham served as a discussant and Natalia presented a poster and won a travel fellowship.
The lab is very proud of undergraduate Naomi Gorfinkle. Her poster was selected by the judges as the best poster on a biological topic at the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium
Laura Sittig is finishing her PhD at Northwestern University in Eva Redei’s lab and will start her postdoc in July of 2012.
The annual Genes, Brain & Behavior meeting will be held in Boulder, CO and is the official meeting for the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS). Travel awards are supported by a grant from NIAAA, NICHD and NIDA (2R13AA016249).
Here is a some non-fiction that didn’t undergo peer review
Abraham Palmer was invited by Julie Blendy, his seminar was titled “Behavioral genetics in mice and men: quantitative studies related to drug abuse and anxiety disorders.”
Clarissa Parker, Riyan Cheng and Abraham Palmer’s paper titled “QTLs for murine red blood cell parameters in LG/J and SM/J F2 and advanced intercross lines” accepted for publication in Mammalian Genome
Abraham Palmer presents seminar titled “Tomorrow’s outbred mice, the genetics of amphetamine-induced euphoria, and why some mice are more anxious that others” at Oregon Health & Sciences University
Abraham Palmer is co-author on new paper titled “QTL analysis of the properties of soleus muscle fibers in a cross between LG/J and SM/J mouse strains.” In Frontiers in Genetics
The paper has been published online and can be found here. Thanks to Ari and Andrew who did most of the hard work.
Abraham Palmer appointed to Executive committee for Multidisciplinary Psychiatric Genetics Training Program
The executive committee is responsible for didactic training and selects and reviews student applications. This grant (T32MH200065) is up for renewal this year.