• Cellular Biology of Addiction course by CSH is open for applications

The Cellular Biology of Addiction Course that is organized by the Cold Spring Harbor Meeting and Courses program will take place in Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK,  July 31 – August 7, 2016. Application Deadline: April 30, 2016 Instructors: David Belin, Antonello Bonci, Christopher Evans, Brigitte Kieffer Speakers: Benjamin Boutrel, Jeff Dalley, Karen Ersche, … Read more…

• Research paper from Project 3 is accepted for publication in Psychopharmacology

The article, “Premature responding is associated with approach to a food cue in male and female heterogeneous stock rats”, was accepted for publication in Psychopharmacology. Authors include Christopher King, Abraham Palmer, Leah Solberg Woods, Larry Hawk, Jerry Richards, and Paul Meyer. This study is part of Research Project 3 (“Association between behavioral regulation and cocaine … Read more…

• 4th Brain Awareness Day, October 24, 2015

4th Brain Awareness Day gathered 100+ high school students, teachers and other guests. Brain Awareness Day was supported in part by NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats. Oksana Polesskaya, PhD., Scientific Coordinator, presented overview of Center’s research. Nicholas Grahame, Ph.D., Eva E. Redei, Ph.D., and Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D. delivered lectures on topics related to brain … Read more…

• MCW Gene Editing Rat Resource Center is pleased to announce that the 4th round of applications for gene nominations for genetically modified rats are now being accepted!

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, and blood diseases through scientific discovery directed toward the causes of disease and translation of basic discoveries into clinical practice.

Round 4 Deadline: April 12, 2015 (Midnight Milwaukee, WI time). Submit completed application to: mcwcustomrats@mcw.edu.

More information: http://rgd.mcw.edu/wg/gerrc

• GWAS can be now performed under FOA “The Identification of Gene Variants for Addiction Related Traits by Next-Gen Sequencing in Model Organisms Selectively Bred for Addiction Traits”

The U01 replaces the UH2/UH3 so it has more flexibility and GWAS can now be performed.

“The Identification of Gene Variants for Addiction Related Traits by Next-Gen Sequencing in Model Organisms Selectively Bred for Addiction Traits (UH2/UH3)” FOA and Notice of Change are now published. Please see the links below:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-15-042.html

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-120.html