Dr. Amelie Baud, a former Palmer lab postdoc, will start a Research Group Leader position at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain in September 2021. Her lab will work on indirect genetic effects (genetic effects arising from heritable traits of social partners, when those traits influence the phenotype of interest) and host-microbiome interactions. She will keep collaborating with Dr. Palmer and the NIDA P50 Consortium. Congratulations, Amelie!
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!
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!
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and in keeping with the policies of both UCSD and the State of California, the Palmer Lab has ceased all but essential laboratory activities and have transitioned to remote work. These changes went into effect during the second week of March. Much of our work has continued, despite the disruption. We look forward to returning to normal operations once it is safe to do so.
Denghui Chen joined the Palmer Lab in March 2020 as a Research Data Analyst. He graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. He is passionate about the applications of machine learning to biomedical analysis and wishes to pursue a career in academia in the bioinformatics field. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, wine tasting, painting and short walks at Black’s Beach for sunsets. Welcome, Denghui!
Daniel Munro joined the Palmer Lab as a Postdoc in March 2020. Dan received his PhD in Quantitative and Computational Biology from Princeton University where he studied cancer mutations, gene expression patterns, and protein variants. He is working on a joint project with Pejman Mohammadi at The Scripps Research Institute to study regulatory variation in rats. Dan also enjoys graphic design and web development. Welcome, Daniel!