• 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…

• 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.