Eden’s project focused on calling genotypes for the X and Y chromosomes using GBS data. She was able to adapt the pipeline for use in the sex chromosomes but discovered that imputation was much less successful because the reference genotype data that we had been using for the autosomes is much less complete for the …
The Palmer Lab is looking to hire an Information Systems Analyst. This person will be maintaining databases and running established scripts and pipelines for the Palmer Lab. There is also a lot of opportunity for professional growth. See the job description and apply here.
Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige had a healthy baby girl on June 8th. The baby’s name is Margot, and we cannot be happier for Sandra!
On May 19th, 2019, Ariana Page married Trevor James at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, CA. Congratulations, Ariana!
Dr. Yu-yu Ren has finished his postdoc in the Palmer lab and has accepted a position as the head Bioinformatics Scientist at AnaptysBio in San Diego, CA. The Palmer Lab will miss him and wishes him the best of luck!
Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige was recently promoted from post-doctoral scholar to Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD. Funded by the TRDRP New Investigator Award, Sandra will derive psychiatric phenotypes from electronic health records from one of the largest biobanks in the US, BioVU, to perform genetic studies of substance use disorders. Sandra is …
Dr. Abraham Palmer recently organized a visit for Sweetwater High School students to visit UCSD and attend the annual Judd Symposium.
On November 1, Alex Gileta defended his thesis at the University of Chicago. The title of his thesis was “Genetic analyses of Pavlovian conditioning in outbred models,” and it was approved by his committee. Congratulations, Dr. Gileta!
Former lab member Amy Hart recently had a baby boy, named Leopold. Congratulations, Amy!
Ariana Page has joined the Palmer Lab as a new lab assistant. She completed her undergrad at UC Santa Barbara where she studied behavioral neuroscience, and ultimately obtained a B.A. in Psychology. While at UCSB, she worked as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Karen Szumlinski, assisting research which focused on bio-behavioral mechanisms …