2nd annual retreat for the NIDA Gene and Addiction Center held at UChicago on October 16-17th!
The second annual retreat for the NIDA National Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats was held on October 16-17th! Twenty three Center members and ten Advisory Board members from across the nation gathered on the University of Chicago campus to discuss the progress and future directions of the projects.
The NIDA National Center of Excellence was founded in 2014 to utilize cutting-edge genetic methods to elucidate the genetics of drug abuse-related behaviors in rats. The P50 grant is titled “Integrated GWAS of complex behavioral and gene expression traits in outbred rats” and involves collaborators from the University of Chicago (Abraham Palmer), University of Michigan (Terry Robinson and Shelly Flagel), SUNY Buffalo (Jerry Richards, Paul Meyer, and Joe Lucke), University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Hao Chen), and the Medical College of Wisconsin (Leah Solberg Woods). For more information, please see the Center’s website!