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
Sandra Sanchez has accepted a post-doc position and will join the Palmer Lab in Winter 2016! She is currently a Visitor Researcher at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and recently received her PhD in Dai Stephens’ lab there. Her
Dr. Palmer presented at the Cellular Biology of Addiction course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. The workshop is an interdisciplinary look into the cellular and molecular biology of drug addiction.
After a decade of perpetual Chicago winter, the Palmer Lab is moving to sunny California! Dr. Palmer will join the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California – San Diego on January 1, 2016. The Palmer Lab will be
Alex Gileta received a F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the NIH & NIDA for his project, titled “GWAS for the attribution of incentive salience in outbred rats”. The NIH & NIDA award these fellowships to provide predoctoral
The first Rat Genetics and Genomics for Psychiatric Disorders and Addiction workshop was held on Monday June 29th in the Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. Speakers from all over the world came to discuss recent advances in