The 16th Annual Meeting of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) was held in Chicago from May 10-13.
Camron Bryant, Clarissa Parker and Laura Sittig gave talks.
Alex Gileta, Natalia Gonzales, Kat Johnston McMurray and Celine St. Pierre presented posters.
Dr. Abraham Palmer invited for Department of Genetics Seminar at University of Washington St. Louis. His talk was titled “Mice, rats, humans, drug abuse, psychiatric genetics and more.”
Dr. Abraham Palmer presents at Addiction Seminar series at Northwestern University. His talk was titled “Letters from the trenches: using genetic approaches in mice, rats and humans to gain mechanistic insights into addiction and other psychiatric diseases.”
Abraham Palmer visited collaborators at Medical College of Milwaukee (Leah Solberg) and University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (Alexander Arnold). He gave a talk called “There and back again: integrated use of forward and reverse genetics to study behavioral and physiological traits in mice (and soon rats!)”
He also dropped his 1977 VW Bus off with trusted VW mechanic Jake Henes of Riverwest Auto.
The Palmer Lab traveled to the CTC2013 meeting in Madison Wisconsin. Natalia Gonzales’ abstract was selected for a talk. In addition Amy Hart, Carissa Parker, Laura Sittig and Shyam Gopalakrishnan presented posters. Abraham Palmer was part of a discussion panel on the last day.
Amy presented her poster “SNPs associated with stronger positive subjective response to d-amphetamine are significantly enriched for SNPs that increase risk for schizophrenia and ADHD.” The scientific retreat was held at the University of Chicago and featured presentations from the University of Chicago, Northwestern, Harvard, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Haifa (Israel), Columbia and Stanford.
Abraham Palmer was a speaker at a seminar organized by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His presentation was entitled “Discovering genes that influence behavior and the challenge of elucidating their mechanism.” Doug Wright was the host of the seminar.