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.
Article by Luke Johnson, Abraham Palmer and Clarissa Parker on advanced intercross line accepted for publication in the European Journal of Neuroscience
The article: “Traits of Fear Resistance and Susceptibility in an Advanced Intercross Line” has been accepted for publication in European Journal of Neuroscience. Abraham Palmer and Clarissa Parker are among the co-authors of the article.
Abraham Palmer visited collaborators at Medical College of Milwaukee (Leah Solberg) and University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (Alexander Arnold). He gave a talk called “There and back again: integrated use of forward and reverse genetics to study behavioral and physiological
Article by Clarissa Parker and Abraham Palmer on Fear Conditioning accepted for publication in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
The article: “Mice selectively bred for High and Low fear behavior show differences in the number of pMAPK (p44/42 ERK) expressing neurons in lateral amygdala following Pavlovian fear conditioning” has been accepted for publication in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Clarissa
In an article written by Megan Carlson and published in Medill Reports (a journal by the Medill School of Journalism – Northwestern University), Clarissa discuses post-traumatic stress disorder and how it is manifested through fear learning. You can read the entire article here.