8:00 a.m. | Badge Pick-up ; Breakfast in HDB 1.202 and 1.204

Poster presenters set-up in hallway outside auditorium.

9:00 a.m. | Robert O. Messing, MD

Director's Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m. | R. Adron Harris, PhD

INIA Update

9:30 a.m. | Igor Ponomarev, PhD

"Mining genes associated with high alcohol intake using the INIA Texas Gene Expression Database"

9:50 a.m. | Rajani Maiya, PhD

"A novel role for the transcriptional regulator LMO4 in alcohol consumption and reward"

10:10 a.m. | Annie Park

"All's fly in love and war: Novel sexually dimorphic alcohol behaviors in flies"

10:30 a.m. | Morning Break

10:50 a.m. | Sean Farris, PhD

"Seq-ing the next generation of molecular candidates in alcohol use disorder"

11:10 a.m. | Hitoshi Morikawa, MD/PhD

"Does life suck? Learning good things when bad things happen"

11:30 a.m. | Beth Lippard, PhD

"Frontolimbic gray and white matter structural trajectories in bipolar disorder: Associations with alcohol use/disorders"

11:50 a.m. | Lunch and Poster Session

1:00 p.m. | Abraham Palmer, PhD - Featured Speaker

"Behavioral genetic studies of alcoholism and alcohol related traits using mice, rats, and humans"

2:10 p.m. | Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m. | Saul Jaime, PhD

"Microdialysis of norepinephrine in the basal forebrain and the effects of ethanol in the long Evans rat"

2:50 p.m. | Natasha Pflanz

"An inter-subunit electrostatic interaction in the GABA receptor facilitates benzodiazepine action"

3:10 p.m. | Emma Erickson

"Astrocyte and microglia gene networks: Distinct changes with alcohol dependence"

3:30 p.m. | Adjourn