Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige recently presented her work titled, “Genome-wide association study meta-analysis of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) in two population-based cohorts (N=141,958)” at 23andMe Genome Research Day. Her abstract was 1 of the 6 chosen to participate in the event.
Read the pre-print of this study here.
Drs. Abraham Palmer and Jonathon Sebat spoke at Stone Brewing on April 26th about how genes influence our everyday lives. Dr. Palmer spoke about his work with 23andMe in a talk titled, “Genetics of delay discounting: why do some people want a small reward now while others choose to wait for a bigger one later?” This was part of the Taste of Science event series hosted by Scientists, Inc.
Dr. Abraham Palmer gave a talk at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego on April 22. His talk was titled, “Learning and old dog’s new tricks: the role of Glyoxalase 1 in regulating behavior and GABAergic signaling and how we stumbled across it.”
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 L. Judd, M.D. who served as the second Chair of the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry from 1977-2014.
Dr. 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.”
Dr. Abraham Palmer was the keynote speaker at the Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research at the University of Texas at Austin on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. His talk was titled “Behavioral genetic studies of alcoholism and alcohol related traits using mice, rats, and humans.”
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 as a screen for novel preclinical therapeutics for alcohol use disorders.’
Dr. Abraham Palmer spoke at the School of Medicine Seminar Series at the University of Utah on Tuesday November 28th, 2017. His talk was titled “Using the quantitative genetics toolbox to identify new ways to treat mental illness.”
The Second Shaanxi Province Silk Road Forum of Young Scholars was held on November 15-17, 2017 in Xi’an, China. Dr. Jianjun Gao was invited to present his research with a talk entitled, “A cost-effective pipeline of genome-wide SNP calling from Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) data of HS rats.”