• Manuscript by Alesa Hughson, Aidan Horvath et al. accepted for publication to the Scientific Reports

Manuscript “Incentive salience attribution, “sensation-seeking” and “novelty-seeking” are independent traits in a large sample of male and female heterogeneous stock rats” by Alesa Hughson, Aidan Horvath, Katie Holl, Abraham Palmer, Leah C. Solberg Woods, Terry Robinson, and Shelly Flagel has been accepted for publication to the Scientific Reports. Congatulations, Alesa and Aidan!

• Monika Jablonsky received R01 from the NEI for glaucoma research in HS rats

Dr. Monika Jablonsky (Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center) received R01EY021200 from the National Eye Institute to study glaucoma-related traits in HS rats, titled “Genetic Modulators of Glaucoma”. Dr. Jablonky have been collaborating with P50 Center, she received eyes from HS rats. This grant will … Read more…

• P50 research presented at the 2018 Annual SFN Meeting

Apurva Chitre (Research Project 4) presented poster “Genetic analysis of multiple measures of locomotor activity in 2,325 outbred heterogeneous stock rats”: Dr. Keita Ishiwari (Research Project 3) presented poster “Effects of environmental enrichment on behavioral measures of behavioral regulation in heterogeneous stock rats”: Connor Martin (Research Project 3) presented poster “Genome-wide association study of behavioral … Read more…

• Gary Hardiman (Medical University of South Carolina) received U01 to study opioid dependence in HS rats

Project Number: 1 U01 DA 045300 Dates: 4/1/18 – 3/31/23 Source: NIH/NIDA Title: The Genetic Basis of Opioid Dependence Vulnerablility in a Rodent Model Goal Statement: This project will employ advanced behavioral models and an integrated high throughput genomics approach to examine outbred rats for vulnerability or resistance to the development of compulsive opiate self-administration. … Read more…