• 2023 pilot grants awarded

Congratulations to the 2023 Pilot Grants recipient: Paul Meyer, PhD (University at Buffalo).Project: “The effects of teneurin-4 c-terminal associated peptide (TCAP-4) on addiction-related behaviors”.

• RATTACA booth at SFN2022

The Palmer lab will be running a booth at Society of Neuroscience (SFN) 2022. This convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from Nov 12 – Nov 16th . Our booth is located in Hall B, (Booth #3229), and will be featuring our new Rattaca project. We hope to see you there!

• 2022 pilot grants awarded

Congratulations to the 2022 Pilot Grants recipients: Philip Boone, MD, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital).Project: “Generating a rat model of Cadm2 intronic recursive splice site deletion”. Brittany Kuhn, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina).Project: “NAcc D1/D2-MSN functional plasticity and morphology in heroin vulnerable and resilient rats”. Marsida Kallupi, PhD (University of California – San Diego).Project: “Characterization of addiction-like behaviors … Read more…

• Manuscript accepted for publication in Frontiers Psychiatry

The manuscript, “Genome-wide association study on three behaviors tested in an open field in heterogeneous stock rats identifies multiple loci implicated in psychiatric disorders”, was accepted for publication in Frontiers Psychiatry. Mustafa Hakan Gunturkun, Tengfei Wang, Apurva S. Chitre, Angel Garcia Martinez, Katie Holl, Celine St. Pierre, Hannah Bimschleger, Jianjun Gao, Riyan Cheng, Oksana Polesskaya, … Read more…

• Christopher King awarded T32 fellowship: Research Training on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment

Christopher King started on a T32 training grant (Research Training on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment: T32AA007583) with the University at Buffalo Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions. The training grant focuses on alcohol use etiology and mechanisms in humans and preclinical settings. Program details Congratulations to Chris!

Summer 2021: Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students

The Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) program of the P50 Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats provided four participants an opportunity to conduct 10-week summer research projects with their mentors in three laboratories of the Center. In addition, REHU students attended journal club, wrote a research paper, … Read more…

• The 2021 Complex Trait Consortium (CTC) meeting was held virtually from Manchester, UK from September 1-3, 2021.

18th Annual Meeting of the Complex Trait Community in collaboration with the Rat Genomics Community ran virtually September 1-3, 2021. Many HS rats researchers joined this meeting. List of talks on HS rats at CTC-2021: Munro Daniel, University of California San Diego, USA; Title: Identification of regulatory landscape in multiple brain regions of outbred heterogeneous … Read more…