Amy Lee, an undergraduate student working under Dr. Amanda Barkley-Levenson, presented a poster titled, “Glyoxalase 1 inhibition is a potential novel therapeutic target in chronic ethanol withdrawal” at the annual Judd Symposium held at UCSD on April 15th. Other authors include Dr. Barkley-Levenson and Dr. Abraham Palmer.
Dr. Abraham Palmer recently organized a visit for Sweetwater High School students to visit UCSD and attend the annual Judd Symposium.
Dr. Abraham Palmer presented the talk, “Using genome wide association studies
in mice, rats and humans to gain molecular insights into behavioral and physiological traits” at the Progress in the Science of Medicine (PRISM) lecture series on April 8th.
Dr. Amanda Barkey-Levenson received the IBANGS Young Investigator Travel Award for travel to the annual International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland May 10th-14th.
Article co-authored by Dr. Abraham Palmer and Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige accepted to Behavioural Processes
The article, “Genomic Basis of Delayed Reward Discounting,” has been accepted for publication in Behavioural Processes. Dr. Abraham Palmer and Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Roige are co-authors along with Joshua Gray, James MacKillop, and Harriet de Wit.
Highlights from the paper:
• Delayed reward discounting (DRD) is a measure of capacity to delay gratification.
• DRD is moderately heritable and associated with mental, physical, and social outcomes.
• DRD is a component of Research Domain Criteria and a putative target for treatment.
• The largest GWAS to date yielded a SNP heritability of 12% and one significant
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 category. Congratulations!
Article co-authored by Dr. Abraham Palmer accepted for publication in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
The article, “Multidimensional latent structure of risk-related phenotypes in healthy young adults,” has been accepted for publication in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Palmer is a co-author along with Elisa Pabon, James MacKillop, and Harriet de Wit.
Dr. 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.”
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 has been collaborating with NIDA center on a GWAS in outbred rats led by Dr. Palmer. This grant will fund the phenotyping of eyes obtained from the NIDA center. Phenotypes obtained by Dr. Jablonski will