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
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"