Kat is the newest addition to the lab; she is a member of the Committee on Neurobiology and will be supported by the Training in Drug Abuse Research Training Grant.
Emmanuel is the Palmer Lab’s newest technician, we are pleased to have the University of Chicago alum as part of the team.
Congratulations to Clarissa Parker who will be presenting at ACNP this December in Hollywood, Florida. All of her travel expenses will be paid by the travel award.
Abraham made a quick trip to Paris where he gave a talk, ate some food and then flew home. It was a very nice and highly informative meeting put on by Xavier Montagutelli of the Institut Pasteur.
Lacy Schley, who is a journalism student at Northwestern Unniversity prepared a short video interview with Abraham Palmer and Margaret Distler about their recent publication.
Abraham Palmer participated in the graduation ceremony, the rest of the lab and her family joined us for lunch afterwards.
Here is are some of the articles about Margaret’s paper: http://sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/2012/05/15/a-new-model-for-anxietyand-more/ http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2012/20120515-anxiety-disorders.html http://blogs.brandeis.edu/science/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120515131715.htm http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120516/9898/anxiety-glo1-gene-methylglyoxal.htm http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/05/16/mouse-study-uncovers-genetic-clues-to-anxiety/38739.html http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120515131715.htm http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-mystery-gene-reveals-mechanism-anxiety.html http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/the-morning-briefing-genetic-research/26516 http://newrelevant.com/tag/anxiety-2/ http://medicalinfo.info/?p=2248 http://www.fiercebiotechresearch.com/story/treat-anxiety-drug-inhibits-glo1-gene-researchers-believe/2012-05-17 http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/joci-jet051012.php http://anxiety.ihealthyzone.com/gene-opens-unique-way-to-attack-anxiety/ http://www.medpagetoday.com/LabNotes/LabNotes/32781 http://www.bioworld.com/content/metabolic-enzyme-glo1-has-role-anxiety-disorders?c2VhcmNoX3dvcmQ9YToyOntpOjA7czo3OiJhbnhpZXR5IjtpOjM7czo3OiJBbnhpZXR5Ijt9
The Palmer lab was well represented at this meeting by Camron Bryant, Clarissa Parker, Amy Hart and Natalia Gonzales, all of whom won travel awards. Clarissa organized a symposium and gave a talk.
Camron Bryant’s paper “Congenic dissection of a major QTL for methamphetamine sensitivity implicates epistasis” accepted for publication in Genes, Brain & Behavior
Here is a link to the article. Co-authors include undergraduates Michael Guido and Loren Cole.
Margaret’s committee approved her thesis; her parents and future in-laws were in attendance!