Dr. Abraham Palmer presents at Addiction Seminar series at Northwestern University. His talk was titled “Letters from the trenches: using genetic approaches in mice, rats and humans to gain mechanistic insights into addiction and other psychiatric diseases.”
The article, “Propensity for social interaction predicts nicotine reinforced behaviors in outbred rats” has been accepted for publication in Genes, Brain and Behavior. Other co-authors include Tengfei Wang, Wenyan Han, Bin Wang, Qin Jiang, Leah Solberg Woods and Hao Chen.
Dr. Palmer speaks at North Carolina State University, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy & UNC Chapel Hill
Dr. Palmer presented his talk, “Behavioral Genetic Studies in Mice and Men” at North Carolina State University on Monday Nov 25. He also spoke at UNC Chapel Hill and at the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics Seminar hosted by UNC Eshelman
The article, “The circadian clock gene Csnk1e regulates REM sleep amount and NREM sleep architecture in mice” has been accepted for publication in SLEEP. Other co-authors include Lili Zhou, Fred Turek, Martha Vitaterna and Andrew London.
The article “Genetic Variation for Life History Sensitivity to Seasonal Warming in Arabidopsis thaliana” has been accepted for publication in Genetics. Other co-authors include Justin Borevitz, Riyan Cheng, Yan Li and Kurt Spokas.
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