A new R01 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) was awarded to Dr. Giordano de Guglielmo, with Dr. Abraham Palmer as co-investigator. The 5-year grant is titled “Identification of Genetic Variants that Influence Compulsive Alcohol Intake in Outbred Rats” and will start March 10, 2023 and end on February 29, 2028.
Palmer Lab is pleased to announce our two entries in Digital Collections:
– Abraham A. Palmer Lab Research Data Collection
– The Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats Database (C-GORD)
Please welcome our newest member at Palmer Lab—Sabrina Mi!
Sabrina finished her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Chicago, and she is currently working toward a Mathematics PhD at UC San Diego. As a graduate student, she will work with the Bioinformatics team at Palmer Lab.
The manuscript titled “Genome-wide Association Study Finds Multiple Loci Associated with Intraocular Pressure in HS Rats” was accepted in Frontiers in Genetics.
Front. Genet., 30 January 2023
Sec. Applied Genetic Epidemiology
Volume 13 – 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2022.1029058
Dr. Palmer gave a talk titled “RatGTEx: eQTL Mapping and the use of Heterogeneous Stock Rats for Biomedical Research” at the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference in San Diego this week, during the Farm Animal Genotype-Tissue Expression (FarmGTEx) Project session. He presented details on Heterogeneous Stock (HS) rats, mapping Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL), and the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project. The abstract of his talk is linked here.
The manuscript titled “Genome-wide association study in a rat model of temperament identifies multiple loci for exploratory locomotion and anxiety-like traits” was accepted in Frontiers in Genetics.
Front. Genet., 11 January 2023
Sec. Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics
Volume 13 – 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2022.1003074
On a visit to San Diego led by David Lerner, Program Director of Careers in Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago, a group of twenty University of Chicago undergraduate students had the opportunity for some career exploration in biological sciences while meeting at Palmer Lab at UC San Diego.
In a lunchtime presentation, Dr. Palmer gave the students a practical understanding of daily life in their field of interest. The visit was also designed to build connections between students, alumni, and professionals. Dr. Palmer was joined by fellow lab members
The Palmer Lab will be running a booth at Neuroscience 2022, hosted by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). This convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from November 12 – November 16, 2022.
Our booth, Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats, is located in Hall B, Booth #3229, and will be featuring our new RATTACA project. We hope to see you there!