The article, “Nociceptin attenuates the escalation of oxycodone self-administration by normalizing CeA-GABA transmission in highly addicted rats” has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Dr. Abraham Palmer is a co-author on the article.
An entry-level staff position is open to perform routine sequence analyses, genotyping and genetic analyses. https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=102462
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…
The NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats (P50 DA037844) has been renewed. We are looking forward for the 5 more years of productive scientific research!
Daniel Liu (participant in 2017 REHU program) published paper inspired by his work in Palmer lab: Liu D. 2019. Fuzzysplit: demultiplexing and trimming sequenced DNA with a declarative language. PeerJ 7:e7170 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7170
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…
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 “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!
Dr. Palmer’s talk at IROC section (International Rat Omics Consortium) went well. He showed what have been accomplished with the P50. The group also discussed sequencing of inbred rat strains and more generally how to defend/advance the use of rats for research. Dr. Palmer also presented a poster highlighting P50 goals and results.