The Institute for Behavioral Genetics will be hosting the 4th annual IBG Mini Conference on Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th in IBG Room 120. The conference serves as a platform for current students and postdocs to present a wide range of research projects, ranging from human neuroimaging studies to animal models of stress and addiction. This is a great opportunity to hear about the depth and breadth of research occurring at IBG. Attendance is expected for all IBG students, and highly encouraged for IBG faculty, advisors, collaborators, and peers. We anticipate that the wide variety of research being presented will facilitate constructive conversation and potential collaborations. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the conference.
Our guest speaker this year is Abe Palmer from The University of California - San Diego. The focus of The Palmer lab is refining methods for genome wide association studies (GWAS) in model organisms. The majority of their research is aimed at behavioral phenotypes, with interest in behaviors that are related to drug abuse, anxiety, PTSD, depression, schizophrenia and ADHD. Their research utilizes mice, rats, and humans in pursuit of these goals. Additionally, The Palmer lab is most recently interested in applying the techniques of GWAS to study endophenotypes. For more information on Dr. Palmer, please visit his lab's website: http://palmerlab.org/
More information: https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/ibg_mini_conference#.XOMQxCAh1PY