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”
Abraham Palmer and Natalia Gonzales attend Genes & Behavior Gordon Research Conference in Galveston, Texas.
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.