9th Annual P50 Center Retreat – October 27, 2023

(see below for the attendees pictured here)

The 9th Annual Retreat for the P50 Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats was a success! The Retreat was held on Friday, October 27, 2023 at the University of California San Diego.

Thank you to all who attended in person and remotely on Zoom! We hope you found the talks informative and made connections with new HS rats/GWAS colleagues.

A special thank you to Palmer Lab members who helped with the preparations for audio/visual, seating, signage, research posters, and the tables for ID lanyards, swag, and catering! Thank you, Khai Nguyen, Yizhi Wang, Elaine Keung, Thiago Sanches, Joel Leal, Ben Johnson, Bobby Vogel, Beverly Peng, and Clara Ortez.

Fourteen presenters from the P50 Center and the HS rats community gave talks on their research and answered questions afterward. We showcased research posters detailing current research topics from Palmer Lab members Thiago Sanches, Daniel Munro, Ben Johnson, Joel Leal, Apurva Chitre, Den Chen, and Faith Okamoto. 

Pictured above:
(not all attendees are pictured)

Back row, from left to right:

  1. Laura Saba (University of Colorado Denver)
  2. Sam Barnes (UC San Diego)
  3. Olivier George (UC San Diego)
  4. Paul Meyer (University at Buffalo)
  5. Brad Balderson (Salk)
  6.  Lieselot Carrette (UC San Diego)
  7. Narayan Pokhrel (UC San Diego, Telese Lab)
  8. Peter Kalivas (Medical University of South Carolina)
  9. Hao Chen (University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
  10. Oksana Polesskaya (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  11. Ben Johnson (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  12. Brittany Leger (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  13. Joel Leal (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  14. Michelle Doyle (UC San Diego)
  15. Yizhi Wang (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  16. Courtney Wood (UC San Diego, de Guglielmo Lab) 
  17. Trey Ideker (UC San Diego)
  18. Jonathan Gewirtz (Arizona State University)
  19. Selen Dirik (UC San Diego, de Guglielmo Lab) 
  20. Elaine Keung (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  21. Thiago Sanches (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  22. Riyan Cheng (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)

Middle row, from left to right: 

  1. Jonathan Sebat (UC San Diego)
  2. Giordano de Guglielmo (UC San Diego)
  3. Suzanne Mitchell (Oregon Health & Science University)
  4. Francesa Telese (UC San Diego)
  5. Tamara Phillips-Richards (Oregon Health & Science University)
  6. Abraham Palmer (UC San Diego)
  7. Ran Qiao (UC San Diego, de Guglielmo Lab) 
  8. Adam Shi (UC San Diego, de Guglielmo Lab) 
  9. Angelica Martinez (UC San Diego, de Guglielmo Lab) 
  10. Sarah Wright (UC San Diego, Ideker Lab)
  11. Sakina Muckadam (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)

Front row, from left to right: 

  1. Marsida Kallupi (UC San Diego)
  2. Miranda Francoeur (UC San Diego)
  3. Tom Jhou (Medical University of South Carolina)
  4. Faith Okamoto (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  5. Haky Im (University of Chicago)
  6. Beverly Peng (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)
  7. Daniel Munro (UC San Diego, Palmer Lab)

Complete Retreat details, agenda, photos, and video recordings of presentation talks are available on the RatGenes website.

Photos and videos of Palmer Lab members are posted in the Palmer Lab Photo Gallery.

If you are interested in attending a future Retreat, please contact Abraham Palmer - [email protected]

Retreat hosts:

Abraham Palmer, PhD – [email protected]

Oksana Polesskaya, PhD – [email protected]

Zoom host/administrative support: [email protected] (April Jones) – general Retreat/event information, hotel reservations, accounting/reimbursements.