Manuscript accepted in Neuropsychopharmacology
The manuscript titled “Shared Genetic Architecture between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Lifespan” was accepted in Neuropsychopharmacology. Authors include Laura Vilar-Ribó, Sandra Sanchez-Roige, and Abraham Palmer.
Sabrina Mi joins the lab
Please welcome our newest member at Palmer Lab—Sabrina Mi!
Sabrina finished her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Chicago, and she is currently working toward a Mathematics PhD at UC San Diego. As a graduate student, she will work with the Bioinformatics team at Palmer Lab.
Dr. Palmer presents at PAG 30
Dr. Palmer gave a talk titled “RatGTEx: eQTL Mapping and the use of Heterogeneous Stock Rats for Biomedical Research” at the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference in San Diego this week, during the Farm Animal Genotype-Tissue Expression (FarmGTEx) Project session. He presented details on Heterogeneous Stock (HS) rats, mapping Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL), and the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project. The abstract of his talk is linked here.
University of Chicago “Career Trek” students visit Palmer Lab
On a visit to San Diego led by David Lerner, who is the Program Director of Career Advancement at the University of Chicago, a group of twenty University of Chicago undergraduate students had the opportunity for some career exploration in biological sciences while meeting at Palmer Lab at UC San Diego.
In a lunchtime presentation, Dr. Palmer gave the students a practical understanding of daily life in their field of interest. The visit was also designed to build connections between students, alumni, and professionals. Dr. Palmer was joined by fellow lab
Rattaca Booth at SFN 2022
The Palmer lab will be running a booth at Society of Neuroscience (SFN) 2022. This convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from November 12 – November 16th. Our booth is located in Hall B, (Booth #3229), and will be featuring our new Rattaca project. We hope to see you there!
Manuscript accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Disease Primers
The manuscript, “Hazardous Drinking and Alcohol use Disorders”, has been accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Disease Primers. Dr. Abraham Palmer coauthored this article along with Drs. James MacKillop, Anne Lingford-Hughes, Markus Heilig and several others.
Palmer Lab attends CTC-2022 Meeting in Colorado
The 19th Annual Meeting of the Complex Trait Community (CTC) was held in collaboration with the Rat Genomics Community at the University of Colorado on September 29th and 30th, 2022. Palmer lab members, Dr. Palmer, Dr. Polesskaya, Apurva Chitre, Brittany Leger, and Denghui Chen had attended and presented in person. Post Docs Dan Munro and Joel Leal Gutierrez had attended and presented virtually.
See program details here!
Manuscript Accepted for Publication in Nucleic Acids Research
The manuscript, “The regulatory landscape of multiple brain regions in outbred heterogeneous stock rats”, has been accepted for publication in Nucleic Acids Research. This study provides the most comprehensive mapping of gene regulatory variation in outbred rats to date and introduces the RatGTEx resource. Palmer lab members, Dan Munro, Apurva Chitre, Oksana Polesskaya, Jianjun Gao, and Abraham Palmer are co-authors along with several others.
See preprint here!
New R01 Grant Awarded
A new R01 grant titled, “A Framework for Translating Polygenic Findings Related to Alcohol Use Disorder Across Species”, has been awarded to Dr. Abraham Palmer as the Project Director. This 5 year grant incudes more than $2.7M starting September 16th, 2022 and ends on August 31st, 2027.
Congrats, Dr. Palmer!