• 2019 pilot grants awarded

Congratulations to the 2019 Pilot Grants recipients: Francesca Telese, PhD (University of California – San Diego). Project: “Studying cell type-specific gene expression in the addicted brain of HS rats”. Jonathan Sebat, PhD (University of California – San Diego). Project: “Structural variation in HS rat genome”. Hao Chen, PhD (University of Tennessee Health Science Center). Project: … Read more…

• Colton Sleister (P50 REHU 2015 fellow) wins the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Colton Sleister for winning Barry Goldwater Scholarship! The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the … Read more…

• Phenotyping is completed!

The last batch of rats has been tested for behaviors in January 2019. Now phenpotyping s completed; total number of rats is 5,786 (this number includes TN breeders, naive rats for RNA samples and rats used for pilot on the role of enrichment).

• 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!