Manuscript “Genomic Basis of Delayed Reward Discounting” accepted to the Behavioural Processes journal

Drs. Palmer and Sanchez-Roige are co-authors on the manuscript “Genomic Basis of Delayed Reward Discounting” that has been accepted to Behavioural Processes. Other co-authors are Joshua Gray, James MacKillop, Harriet de Wit. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635718304704 Highlights from the paper: • Delayed reward discounting (DRD) is a measure of capacity to delay gratification. • DRD is moderately heritable and associated with …

Apurva Chitre presented at MEDINSPIRE and was recognized with the Best Oral Presentation Award

Apurva Chitre gave a talk at the MEDINSPIRE, an international multidisciplinary medical conference  hosted on 14th – 17th February 2019 in Mumbai, India. The talk title was “Genome wide association study of body weight, body mass index, adiposity, and fasting glucose in 3,173 outbred rats”. Apurva won the Best oral presentation Award in the Physiology …

Abraham Palmer presented in a symposium at the Society For Research On Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Dr. Palmer gave a talk entitled “Collaboration with 23andMe to study the genetic basis of impulsivity: implications for smoking” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) on Feb 21, 2019, as part of a session titled “genetic basis of addiction and tobacco-related diseases.”

New R01 titled “Genetic Modulators of Glaucoma” has been awarded to Dr. Monica Jablonsky from UTHSC.

Dr. Palmer is a co-Investigator on the newly awarded R01 titled “Genetic Modulators of Glaucoma”. The PI is Dr. Monika Jablonski (Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center). The grant will be funded by the National Eye Institute to study glaucoma-related traits in HS rats. Dr. Jablonski …

Dr. Palmer interviewed on KUSI’s “Good Morning Sand Diego” about a new GWAS for risk tolerance

Dr. Palmer has been interviewed in “Good Morning Sand Diego”. “Being willing to take risks is essential to success in the modern world,” said study co-author Abraham Palmer, PhD, professor of psychiatry and vice chair for basic research at UC San Diego School of Medicine. “But we also know that taking too many risks, or not …

Dr. Palmer and Dr. Sanchez-Roige gave talks at the NIDA Genetics Consortium Meeting

Dr. Palmer gave a talk at IROC section (International Rat Omics Consortium).  The talk was focused on accomplishments of the  NIDA center for GWAS in outbred rats (P50DA037844, “Integrated GWAS of complex behavioral and gene expression traits in outbred rats”) over the four and a half years. Dr. Palmer also presented a poster highlighting goals and results …