• 2017 pilot grants awarded

Congratulations to the 2017 Pilot Grants recipients: Francesca Telese (University of California – San Diego). “Epigenetic mapping of complex traits in outbred rats”. Amelie Baud (EMBL-EBI). “Causal relationships between genetics, gut microbiota composition and drug abuse-related behaviours of NIH HS rats, and influence of cage mates”. Terry E. Robinson (University of Michigan). “Intermittent Access self-administration procedure (IntA) effect … Read more…

• Center for Microbiome Innovation provided seed funds for P50 to study gene-microbiome interaction

The P50 Center’s proposal, titled “Genome-wide mapping of gene-microbiome interaction: implication in behavior”, has been selected for funding by the UC San Diego’s Center for Microbiome Innovation. The purpose of these seed grants is to jump start microbiome research in San Diego and spark new research collaborations.

• MCW Gene Editing Rat Resource Center announced 6th round of applications for genetically modified rats. Deadline is Sept 16, 2016

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded the Medical College of Wisconsin an R24 Resource grant to make ~200 genetically modified rat strains over the next five years. These models will be of interest and value to the mission of the NHLBI. The NHLBI promotes the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, … Read more…