Talks & Conferences

Amanda Barkley-Levenson gives talk at Lewis L. Judd Young Investigators Symposium

Dr. Amanda Barkley-Levenson gave an oral presentation at the 13th Annual Lewis L. Judd Young Investigators Symposium at UCSD on Monday, April 16th. Her talk was entitled, “Evaluating Glyoxalase 1 as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Excessive Ethanol Consumption and Comorbid Disorders.” The symposium is held by the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and is named after Lewis …

Abraham Palmer gives plenary talk for The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Dr. Abraham Palmer gave a plenary talk for The Society for Neuroscience, Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter Meeting, in Portland, Oregon on Friday, April 13th. His talk was titled, “The surprising role of the enzyme Glyoxalase 1 and its substrate methylglyoxal in anxiety, depression and alcohol consumption.”

Palmer Lab attends American College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting

Drs. Amanda Barkley-Levenson and Sandra Sanchez-Roige each attended the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2017 meeting in Palm Springs, CA. The meeting took place December 3-7, 2017. Dr. Sanchez-Roige presented a poster titled ‘Using Genome-Wide Association Studies to Explore the Role of Impulsivity in Psychiatric Diseases.’ Dr. Barkley-Levenson presented a poster titled ‘Use of intracranial self-stimulation …

Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige named Oral Presentation Finalist at WCPG

Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige gave a talk at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics entitled, “Genome-Wide Association Study of Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) Scores in an Unselected Cohort of 20,328 Research Participants of European Ancestry: Rs41973904 and Beyond.”  The conference took place in Orlando, Florida on October 13-17, 2017. Congratulations, Sandra!  

High school student Daniel Liu participates in Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) funded by P50 Center

Daniel Liu, a student from Torrey Pines High School, participated in the Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) program funded by the P50 Center (P50DA037844, “Integrated GWAS of complex behavioral and gene expression traits in outbred rats”). Daniel worked with Dr. Jianjun Gao on developing new software to process sequencing data for …

Alex Gileta Wins Outstanding Presentation Award at CTC Meeting in Memphis

The Palmer Lab attended the Complex Trait Community Meeting in collaboration with the Rat Genomics Community in Memphis, TN June 13-17, 2017. Alex Gileta won the Outstanding Presentation award for his talk: ‘Genome-wide association study for the propensity to attribute incentive salience to reward cues in outbred rats.’ Nice job, Alex! Dr. Yu-yu Ren also …