Manuscript accepted for publication in Frontiers Psychiatry

The manuscript, "Genome-wide association study on three behaviors tested in an open field in heterogeneous stock rats identifies multiple loci implicated in psychiatric disorders", was accepted for publication in Frontiers Psychiatry, section Addictive Disorders. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of behaviors measured in an open field was conducted in HS rats. 30 genome wide significant quantitative trait loci and 13 candidate genes were identified for these traits. Not only did this study identify genes that were implicated by human GWAS of psychiatry traits, but also observes several novel findings. Current Palmer lab members, Apurva Chitre, Riyan Cheng, Oksana Polesskaya,  Abraham Palmer and former lab members, Celine St. Pierre, Hannah Bimschelger, and Jianjun Gao are co-authors on this paper along with several other non-palmer lab members.