Funding & Grants

R01 grant awarded with Abraham Palmer as one of the co-investigators

A new R01 grant from the National Eye Institute was awarded to Drs. Monica Jablonski, Abraham Palmer, and several others. The grant is titled, “Genetic Modulators of Glaucoma.” Dr. Monica Jablonski (Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee) received the grant to study glaucoma-related traits in HS rats. Dr. Jablonski has been collaborating with …

Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige receives 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant!

Sandra’s project, titled “CADM2, a cell adhesion molecule, and its association with risk and psychopathology,” was selected for funding by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two year awards are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training …

Abraham Palmer awarded California Tobacco Related-Disease Research Program grant

Dr. Abraham Palmer was awarded a High Impact Research Project Award from the California Tobacco Related-Disease Research Program (TRDRP) for his project titled “Genetic relationship between impulsivity and nicotine abuse.” This is a three year, $750,000 grant that starts July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2021.  This grant will fund a large project to …

Dr. Abraham Palmer and Scripps Research Team are awarded $7.5M for drug addiction studies

The NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently awarded the Scripps Research team two separate grants totaling $7.5 million. The five-year grants will allow the researchers, led by Dr. Olivier George, to combine next-generation sequencing with rodent behavioral screening in a genetically diverse, nonhuman animal model of drug addiction. They will also create shared tissue banks …