Here is are some of the articles about Margaret’s paper: http://sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/2012/05/15/a-new-model-for-anxietyand-more/ http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2012/20120515-anxiety-disorders.html http://blogs.brandeis.edu/science/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120515131715.htm http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120516/9898/anxiety-glo1-gene-methylglyoxal.htm http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/05/16/mouse-study-uncovers-genetic-clues-to-anxiety/38739.html http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120515131715.htm http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-mystery-gene-reveals-mechanism-anxiety.html http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/the-morning-briefing-genetic-research/26516 http://newrelevant.com/tag/anxiety-2/ http://medicalinfo.info/?p=2248 http://www.fiercebiotechresearch.com/story/treat-anxiety-drug-inhibits-glo1-gene-researchers-believe/2012-05-17 http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/joci-jet051012.php http://anxiety.ihealthyzone.com/gene-opens-unique-way-to-attack-anxiety/ http://www.medpagetoday.com/LabNotes/LabNotes/32781 http://www.bioworld.com/content/metabolic-enzyme-glo1-has-role-anxiety-disorders?c2VhcmNoX3dvcmQ9YToyOntpOjA7czo3OiJhbnhpZXR5IjtpOjM7czo3OiJBbnhpZXR5Ijt9
The Palmer lab was well represented at this meeting by Camron Bryant, Clarissa Parker, Amy Hart and Natalia Gonzales, all of whom won travel awards. Clarissa organized a symposium and gave a talk.
Camron Bryant’s paper “Congenic dissection of a major QTL for methamphetamine sensitivity implicates epistasis” accepted for publication in Genes, Brain & Behavior
Here is a link to the article. Co-authors include undergraduates Michael Guido and Loren Cole.
Margaret’s committee approved her thesis; her parents and future in-laws were in attendance!
The newest version 0.2-11 in now available on CRAN. This software is being used by numerous labs to address problems of relatedness, which can confound QTL mapping.
Kaitlin, who is now a graduate student in Mark Daly’s lab, was co-second author on one of the three Nature papers on sporadic cases of Autism that came out today.
Margaret Distler’s paper “Glyoxalase 1 increases anxiety by reducing GABAA receptor agonist” accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation
This paper had been under review at various journals for more than a year, it was finally accepted the day before Margaret defended her thesis!
Results of the election were announced today, Abraham will become president-elect at the 2012 meeting in Boulder, and will then be president beginning at the 2013 meeting to be held in Leuven, Belgium. Finally, he will serve as past-president starting at
Abraham Palmer will serve as an external advisor to the NIAAA funded consortium entitled “Integrative Neurosciences Initiative on Alcoholism: Stress, Anxiety and Excessive Drinking”. Further information can be found on their website.
The talk was titled “Behavioral genetics of complex behavioral traits in mice: gene identification and mechanistic studies”