The article, “Nociceptin attenuates the escalation of oxycodone self-administration by normalizing CeA-GABA transmission in highly addicted rats” has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Dr. Abraham Palmer is a co-author on the article.
Drs. Amanda Barkley-Levenson and Abraham Palmer’s Article Accepted for Publication in Drug and Alcohol Dependence
The article, “Assessing the motivational effects of ethanol in mice using a discrete-trial current-intensity intracranial self-stimulation procedure,” has been accepted for publication in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Drs. Amanda Barkley-Levenson and Abraham Palmer are co-authors along with Andre Der-Avakian.
Drs. Amelie Baud and Sandra Sanchez-Roige presented at the 2019 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Los Angeles, CA earlier this week.
Dr. Baud presented a talk entitled “Genetic effects from the social environment” in which she presented evidence that mouse and rat behaviours relevant to psychiatric disorders can be affected not only by the animal’s own genes but also by genes of cage mates. She also illustrated how such “indirect genetic effects” can be leveraged to dissect the mechanisms of social effects, more precisely to identify traits of social partners
Article co-authored by Drs. Abraham Palmer and Riyan Cheng accepted for publication in The American Journal of Human Genetics
The article titled “Genome-wide associations reveal human-mouse genetic convergence and modifiers of myogenesis, CPNE1 and STC2” has been accepted for publication in The American Journal of Human Genetics. Drs. Palmer and Riyan Cheng are co-authors along with Arimantas Lionikas, Ana Isabel Hernández Cordero, Natalia Gonzales, Clarissa Parker, David John Vandenbergh, Mark Abney, Andrew Skol, Alex Douglas, and Jenny Gregory. Find the full article here.
Dr. Abraham Palmer was a panelist on the professional development workshop: Bringing Genetic Diversity to Neuroscientific Research at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. The title of his talk was “Genetic Diversity is All Around you!”
Bonnie Lin joined the Palmer lab in August 2019 as a data analyst. She was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from Amherst college with a background in statistics and neuroscience. Bonnie loves the process of using data and research to address health questions and disparities. In her free time, she’s happy to enjoy San Diego’s nice weather at home and to study MBTI types (she’s an ENTJ). Additionally, she likes almost all things “green”- matcha, being vegetarian, cycling, reducing waste, etc.
A recent study, “Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior,” published in Science Magazine found that there is no single gene that leads to non-heterosexual behavior. The study was conducted by Dr. Andrea Ganna and colleagues.
KUSI News interviewed Dr. Abraham Palmer on what the study findings may mean. Dr. Palmer, who was not involved in the study, noted that researchers were able to identify “a few specific genes that influence non-heterosexual behavior in both men and women.” However, the study did not establish a way