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!
The newest version 0.2-11 in now available on CRAN. This software is being used by numerous labs to address problems of relatedness, which can confound QTL mapping.
Kaitlin, who is now a graduate student in Mark Daly’s lab, was co-second author on one of the three Nature papers on sporadic cases of Autism that came out today.
Margaret Distler’s paper “Glyoxalase 1 increases anxiety by reducing GABAA receptor agonist” accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation
This paper had been under review at various journals for more than a year, it was finally accepted the day before Margaret defended her thesis!