Abraham Palmer and Nancy Cox are co-Directors of the an NIMH funded training grant titled “Training in Emerging Multidisciplinary Approaches to Mental Health and Disease” (T32MH020065). More information is available here.
Abraham Palmer is a member of a NIGMS funded training grant (T32GM008666). More information is available here.
Teaching at the University of Chicago
Abraham Palmer is also the course director and one of four instructors for the undergraduate course Genetics of Model Organisms (BIOS21236) and the corresponding graduate course Genetic Analysis of Model Organisms (MGCB31400). In addition he regularly teach one or a few lectures in the following courses: Animal Models in Human Disease (BIOS25126), Genetics (BIOS20182), Multidisciplinary Approaches to Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (PSCR46900), Perspectives in Drug Abuse Research (NURB32900).
Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction
Abraham Palmer, Elissa Chesler and Wade Berrettini are co-organizers of a short course held each August at the Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine. This course emphasizes genetic applications and approaches to drug addiction research through methodological instruction based on literature, data sets and informatics resources drawn from studies of addiction related phenotypes. The course includes plenary sessions on major progress in addiction genetics, and discussion sessions in which students present their work for discussion on applications of genetic methods. Abraham Palmer has been involved in this course since it began in 2010. More information is available here.