The Epstein Trainee Award for excellence in human genetics research is awarded by the American Society of Human Genetics. It is a merit-based award that recognizes highly competitive abstracts submitted and presented at the ASHG Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Shyam! For more information,
The article, “Social neuroscience and its potential contribution to psychiatry” was published in World Psychiatry. This review was co-authored by Drs. John and Stephanie Cacioppo and Dr. Stephanie Dulawa.
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!
Alex Gileta, a second year human genetics graduate student, has decided to join the lab. His initial project will focus on a GWAS study of almost 3000 genetically heterogeneous rats, phenotyped for incentive salience at the University of Michigan by
Article by Abraham Palmer, Clarissa Parker, Riyan Cheng and Mark Abney is accepted for publication in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics.
The article, Practical considerations regarding the use of genotype and pedigree data to model relatedness in the context of genome-wide association studies, has been accepted for publication in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics.
Shyam Golpalakrishnan, Clarissa Parker, Natalia Gonzales, Emmanuel Aryee and Abraham Palmer are co-authors on an article about outbred rats in PLoSONE
The article, Variation in the Form of Pavlovian Conditioned Approach Behavior among Outbred Male Sprague-Dawley Rats from Different Vendors and Colonies: Sign-Tracking vs. Goal-Tracking has been accepted for publication in PLoSONE. Other co-authors include Fitzpatrick CJ, Cogan ES, Yager LM, Meyer PJ,
Clarissa submitted her application for the Brain and Behavior NARSAD Young Investigator Grant while she was still at Palmer Lab and will be using it to further her research at Middlebury College. Congratulations, Clarissa! The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the
Amy Hart defended her thesis, “Investigating genetic influences on drug response and psychiatric phenotypes” this morning and it was approved by her committee. Congratulations, Amy!
Article by Abraham Palmer, Clarissa Parker, Greta Sokoloff, Emily Leung and Stacy Kirkpatrick on a large QTL for fear and anxiety accepted for publication in Genes, Brain and Behavior
The article: “A large QTL for fear and anxiety mapped using an F2 cross can be dissected into multiple smaller QTLs” has been accepted for publication in Genes, Brain and Behavior. You can read the article here.