Key publications


  1. St. Pierre CL, Sharif K, Funsten E, Palmer AA, Parker CC. Methods and Theoretical Approaches: Animal Models and Convergence with Human Data. In: Genes, Brain and Emotions: From Resilience to Psychopathology. AC Miu, JR Homberg, & KP Lesch (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2019.
  2. Pasman JA, Verweij KJH, Gerring Z, Stringer S, Sanchez-Roige S, Treur JL, Abdellaoui A, Nivard MG, Baselmans BML, Ong JS, Ip HF, van der Zee MD, Bartels M, Day FR, Fontanillas P, Elson SL; 23andMe Research Team, de Wit H, Davis LK, MacKillop J; Substance Use Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium; International Cannabis Consortium, Derringer JL, Branje SJT, Hartman CA, Heath AC, van Lier PAC, Madden PAF, Mägi R, Meeus W, Montgomery GW, Oldehinkel AJ, Pausova Z, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Paus T, Ribases M, Kaprio J, Boks MPM, Bell JT, Spector TD, Gelernter J, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, MacGregor S, Perry JRB, Palmer AA, Posthuma D, Munafò MR, Gillespie NA, Derks EM, Vink JM. GWAS of lifetime cannabis use reveals new risk loci, genetic overlap with psychiatric traits, and a causal influence of schizophrenia. Nat Neurosci. 2018 PubMed PMID: 30150663 Full text
  3. Martin CD, Bool HM, George AM, Carr KA, Epstein LH, Hawk LW Jr, Richards JB. Social reinforcement as alternative to sucrose reinforcement is increased by nicotine and methylphenidate in male Fischer-344 rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 PMID: 29691605 Full text
  4. Holl K, He H, Wedemeyer M, Clopton L, Wert S, Meckes JK, Cheng R, Kastner A, Palmer AA, Redei EE, Solberg Woods LC. Heterogeneous stock rats: a model to study the genetics of despair-like behavior in adolescence. Genes Brain Behav. 2017  PMID: 28834208 Full text
  5. Turner CA, Flagel SB, Blandino P Jr, Watson SJ Jr, Akil H. Utilizing a unique animal model to better understand human temperament. Curr Opin Behav Sci. 2017  PMID:28966969; PMCID: PMC5616177 Full text
  6. Han W, Wang T, Chen H. Social learning promotes nicotine self-administration by facilitating the extinction of conditioned aversion in isogenic strains of rats. Sci Rep. 2017  PMID: 28808247; PMCID: PMC5556091 Full text
  7. Longley M, Willis EL, Tay CX, Chen H. An open source device for operant licking in rats. PeerJ. 2017 PMID: 28229020; PMCID: PMC5312574 Full text
  8. King CP, Militello L, Hart A, St Pierre CL, Leung E, Versaggi CL, Roberson N, Catlin J, Palmer AA, Richards JB, Meyer PJ. Cdh13 and AdipoQ gene knockout alter instrumental and Pavlovian drug conditioning. Genes Brain Behav. 2017 PMID: 28387990; PMCID: PMC5595635 Full text
  9. Flagel SB, Robinson TE. Neurobiological Basis of Individual Variation in Stimulus-Reward Learning. Curr Opin Behav Sci. 2017 PMID: 28670608; PMCID: PMC5486979.
  10. Tripi JA, Dent ML, Meyer PJ. Individual differences in food cue responsivity are associated with acute and repeated cocaine-induced vocalizations, but not cue-induced vocalizations. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017.  PMID: 27837333; PMCID: PMC5226877 Full text
  11. Leah C. Solberg Woods and Richard Mott. Heterogeneous Stock Populations for Analysis of Complex Traits.  2016 Book chapter in: Systems Genetics. Methods and Protocols. Editors: Klaus Schughart, Robert W. Williams. ISBN: 978-1-4939-6425-3. Full text.
  12. Koshy Cherian A, Kucinski A, Pitchers K, Yegla B, Parikh V, Kim Y, Valuskova P, Gurnani S, Lindsley CW, Blakely RD, Sarter M. Unresponsive Choline Transporter as a Trait Neuromarker and a Causal Mediator of Bottom-Up Attentional Biases. J Neurosci. 2017 PMID: 28193693; PMCID: PMC5354335 Full text
  13. Parker CC, Gopalakrishnan S, Carbonetto P, Gonzales NM, Leung E, Park YJ, Aryee E, Davis J, Blizard DA, Ackert-Bicknell CL, Lionikas A, Pritchard JK, Palmer AA. Genome-wide association study of behavioral, physiological and gene expression traits in outbred CFW mice. Nat Genet. 2016 PMID: 27376237; PMCID: PMC4963286. Full text
  14. King CP, Palmer AA, Woods LC, Hawk LW, Richards JB, Meyer PJ. Premature responding is associated with approach to a food cue in male and female heterogeneous stock rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 PMID: 27146401. Full text
  15. Wang T, Han W, Chen H. Socially acquired nicotine self-administration with an aversive flavor cue in adolescent female rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 PMID: 26911379; PMCID: PMC4846487. Full text
  16. McMurray KM, Du X, Brownlee M, Palmer AA. Neuronal overexpression of Glo1 or amygdalar microinjection of methylglyoxal is sufficient to regulate anxiety-like behavior in mice. Behav Brain Res. 2016 PMID: 26711908; PMCID: PMC4728018 Full text
  17. Gamazon ER, Wheeler HE, Shah KP, Mozaffari SV, Aquino-Michaels K, Carroll RJ, Eyler AE, Denny JC; GTEx Consortium, Nicolae DL, Cox NJ, Im HK. A gene-based association method for mapping traits using reference transcriptome data. Nat Genet. 2015 PMID: 26258848; PMCID: PMC4552594. Full text
  18. Pitchers KK, Flagel SB, O’Donnell EG, Woods LC, Sarter M, Robinson TE. Individual variation in the propensity to attribute incentive salience to a food cue: influence of sex. Behav Brain Res. 2015 PMID: 25446811; PMCID: PMC4382370. Full text
  19. Wang T, Han W, Wang B, Jiang Q, Solberg-Woods LC, Palmer AA, Chen H. Propensity for social interaction predicts nicotine-reinforced behaviors in outbred rats. Genes Brain Behav. 2014 PMID: 24289793; PMCID: PMC3934210. Full text
  20. Parker CC, Chen H, Flagel SB, Geurts AM, Richards JB, Robinson TE, Solberg Woods LC, Palmer AA. Rats are the smart choice: Rationale for a renewed focus on rats in behavioral genetics. Neuropharmacology. 2014 PMID: 23791960; PMCID: PMC3823679. Full text