Katarina Cohen joined the Palmer Lab in October 2020 as a laboratory assistant. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology. She is interested in the medicinal application of biochemistry and hopes to pursue research in the future. She enjoys drawing and watching Westerns. Welcome, Katarina!
The article, “Modeling epistasis in mice and yeast using the proportion of two or more distinct genetic backgrounds: evidence for ‘polygenic epistasis'”, has been accepted for publication in PLOS Genetics. Former Palmer lab member, Natalia Gonzales, and current lab member, Dr. Palmer, are co-authors on the paper. The full citation is as follows:
Rau CD, Gonzales NM, Bloom JS, Park D, Ayroles J, Palmer AA, Lusis AJ, Zaitlen N. Modeling epistasis in mice and yeast using the proportion of two or more distinct genetic backgrounds: evidence for “polygenic epistasis”. PLoS Genetics, in press.
The article, “Content and performance of the MiniMUGA genotyping array, a new tool to improve rigor and reproducibility in mouse research,” has been accepted for publication in Genetics. Former Palmer lab postdoc, Yu-yu Ren, and current lab member, Dr. Abraham Palmer, are co-authors on the paper.
The commentary, “ACNP efforts toward reducing climate change,” has been accepted for publication in Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Palmer is a co-author along with Dr. Chloe Jordan. The unedited manuscript can be found here.
Dr. Oksana Polesskaya has been promoted to Assistant Research Scientist. The appointment will begin on July 1st, 2020. The new title will allow Dr. Polesskaya to receive independent research funding from NIH and other agencies. Congratulations, Oksana!
The article, “Genome wide association study of body weight, body mass index, adiposity, and fasting glucose in 3,173 outbred rats,” has been accepted for publication in Obesity. Former lab members Jianjun Gao, Alexander Gileta, and Celine St. Pierre are co-authors along with current lab members Drs. Abraham Palmer and Oksana Polesskaya, Apurva Chitre, and Riyan Cheng. Other co-authors include Katie Holl, Angel Garcia Martinez, Tony George, Wenyan Han, Aidan Horvath, Alesa Hughson, Keita Ishiwari, Christopher P. King, Alexander Lamparelli, Cassandra L. Versaggi, Connor Martin, Jordan A. Tripi, Tengfei Wang, Hannah
Apurva Chitre, Bonnie Lin, and Oksana Polesskaya have been selected as 2019-20 STAR Award Recipients in recognition of and appreciation for their outstanding service and enduring contribution to the advancement of the psychiatry department’s teaching, research, clinical and public service missions. Congratulations, Apurva, Bonnie, and Oksana!