Katherine McMurray defended her thesis, “Methylglyoxal & Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) in Psychiatric Disorders: Insights into possible treatments”, this month and it was approved by her committee. Congratulations, Kat! In December, she will join Dr. Renu Sah’s lab as a post-doctoral
Article co-authored by Clarissa Parker, Camron Bryant, and Abraham Palmer accepted for publication in PLoS Genetics
The article, “Hnrnph1 is a quantitative trait gene for methamphetamine sensitivity”, was accepted for publication in PLoS Genetics. Authors include Neema Yazdani, Clarissa Parker, Ying Shen, Eric Reed, Michael Guido, Loren Kole, Stacey Kirkpatrick, Jackie Lim, Greta Sokoloff, Riyan Cheng,
The Conte Center at the University of Chicago held its 4th annual Brain Awareness Day on October 24, 2015. The event gathered over 100 high school students, teachers, and other guests. Brain Awareness Day was supported in part by the
The Society for Neuroscience’s 45th annual meeting was held in Chicago from October 17-21st. Alex Gileta, Katherine McMurray, Kayla Chase and Celine St. Pierre presented posters.
The article, entitled “Genetic and pharmacological manipulation of Glyoxalase 1 regulates voluntary ethanol consumption in mice”, was accepted for publication in Addiction Biology. Authors include Katherine McMurray, Abraham Palmer, and collaborators.
The second annual retreat for the NIDA National Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats was held on October 16-17th! Twenty three Center members and ten Advisory Board members from across the nation gathered on the University of Chicago campus to
Article by Laura Sittig, Peter Carbonetto, Kyle Engel, Kathleen Krauss and Abraham Palmer accepted for publication in Genes, Brain and Behavior
The article, titled “Integration of genome-wide association and extant brain expression QTL identifies candidate genes influencing prepulse inhibition in inbred F1 mice”, was accepted for publication in Genes, Brain and Behavior. Authors include Laura Sittig, Peter Carbonetto, Kyle Engel, Kathleen
Article co-authored by Peter Carbonetto, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Clarissa Parker and Abraham Palmer published by PLoS Genetics!
The article, “Mapping of craniofacial traits in outbred mice identifies major developmental genes involved in shape determination”, will be published in an upcoming issue of PLoS Genetics. Authors include Luisa Pallares, Peter Carbonetto, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Clarissa Parker, Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, and
The Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction 2015 was held at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine from August 24-30. Alex Gileta, Xinzhu Zhou, April Williams, Oksana Polesskaya, and Abraham Palmer attended. Dr. Palmer co-organizes the course along
The Gene and Addiction Center’s first Research Experience for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) concluded with a symposium on August 13th in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago. Shibani Chettri of the Palmer Lab