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 underlying methamphetamine addiction in mouse models. More specifically, she conducted oral methamphetamine self-administration and place-conditioning studies in mice.
Drs. Abraham Palmer and Amelie Baud presented their research on psychiatric genetics to approximately 40 high school students on Friday April 6th at UCSD. Many of the students are taking AP Psychology or AP Economics courses. They were visiting the UCSD campus from Sweetwater High School in National City, CA.
Article by Dr. Amanda Barkley-Levenson accepted for publication in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
The article, “Glyoxalase (GLO1) inhibition or genetic overexpression does not alter ethanol’s locomotor effects: implications for GLO1 as a therapeutic target in alcohol use disorders,” was written by Amanda Barkley-Levenson and accepted for publication in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Dr. Abraham Palmer is a co-author on the paper.
A recent article by Wency Leung at The Globe and Mail discusses why loneliness is so bad for the human body. The article is titled “Why is loneliness so toxic? Scientists are exploring what it does to the human body,” and highlights Dr. Palmer’s recent research on the genetics of loneliness.
Palmer Lab Research Highlighted as One of the Top Advancements & Breakthroughs by BBR Foundation Grantees in 2017
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presented the Palmer Lab with honors for one of the Top Advancements & Breakthroughs by Foundation Grantees in 2017. This list illustrates some of the major research achievements by BBRF grantees over the past year.
For the past 30 years, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Grants have funded the most innovative ideas in neuroscience and psychiatry.
This past year, BBRF funded more than $19 million divided between approximately 400 Young Investigator Grantees, approximately 80 Independent Investigator Grantees, and 15 Distinguished Investigator Grantees who are expected to
The article, “Genome-wide association study of delay discounting in 23,217 adult research participants of European ancestry” written by Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige, was published in Nature Neuroscience.
The recently published article has garnered significant attention in various news and social media outlets. Altmetric.com ranked the article in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric. It was also featured by Newsweek with an article on 12/12/17. 23andMe interviewed Dr. Abraham Palmer on the 23andMeBlog. The article was also featured on Genética Médica.