The Palmer lab was well represented at this meeting by Camron Bryant, Clarissa Parker, Amy Hart and Natalia Gonzales, all of whom won travel awards. Clarissa organized a symposium and gave a talk.
The article “”Congenic dissection of a major QTL for methamphetamine sensitivity implicates epistasis” has been accepted for publication in Genes, Brain & Behavior. Here is a link to the article. Co-authors include undergraduates Michael Guido and Loren Cole.
Kaitlin, who is now a graduate student in Mark Daly’s lab, was co-second author on one of the three Nature papers on sporadic cases of Autism that came out today.
Margaret’s paper, “Glyoxalase 1 increases anxiety by reducing GABAA receptor agonist,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. This paper had been under review at various journals for more than a year. It was finally accepted the day before Margaret defended her thesis! Congratulations, Margaret!
Results of the election were announced today, Abraham will become president-elect at the 2012 meeting in Boulder, and will then be president beginning at the 2013 meeting to be held in Leuven, Belgium. Finally, he will serve as past-president starting at the 2014 meeting. More information about IBANGS can be found here.
Dr. Abraham Palmer will serve as an external advisor to the NIAAA funded consortium entitled “Integrative Neurosciences Initiative on Alcoholism: Stress, Anxiety and Excessive Drinking”. Further information can be found on their website.
The talk was titled “Behavioral genetics of complex behavioral traits in mice: gene identification and mechanistic studies”
Dr. Abraham Palmer and Natalia Gonzales attend Genes & Behavior Gordon Research Conference in Galveston, Texas.
This years meeting was titled “Decoding sequenced genomes” and featured talks on behavioral genetics across a range of different organisms. Abraham served as a discussant and Natalia presented a poster and won a travel fellowship.