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Microbiota Characterization Now Offered
July 07, 2014
The RRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using rat models.  For more information, please see here or contact www.rrrc.us.
Need a New Rat Model?
March 21, 2017
Need a new rat model?  The RRRC in conjunction with the MU Animal Modeling Core (AMC) can assist with the generation of transgenic rats, create knock-out and knock-in rats using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and genetically manipulate rat embryonic stem cells to make chimeric animals.  Contact us to discuss your rat model needs and how we can help.
RRRC at American Society of Human Genetics
October 16, 2017
Stop by Booth 949 (Research Resources in Metagenomics and Animal Models) in the Exhibitor Hall at ASHG 2017 in Orlando, FL on Oct 18-20 to discuss how we can help facilitate your research.  
Animal Characterization at Discovery Ridge
November 06, 2017
Discover what our team is doing related to metagenomics and the animal resource centers at MU including the RRRC, the MU MMRRC, the NSRRC and the MU Animal Modeling Core and the MU Metagenomics Center.
https://vimeo.com/239454305
Rat Genome and Model Resources
November 10, 2017
Review of available rat resources.  Shimoyama, M, Smith, JR, Bryda, E, Kuramoto, T, Saba, L, Dwinell, M. (2017) Rat Genome and Model Resources. ILAR J 58 (1):42-58.
Precision Mouse Modeling: Translation to Human Disease Symposium
August 12, 2019

NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844) is calling for applications for Pilot Studies in HS Outbred Rats Supporting Drug Abuse Research.
August 22, 2019

RGD announces the release of GOLF, the Gene and Ortholog Location Finder tool
August 26, 2019

NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844) is calling for applications for Pilot Studies in HS Outbred Rats Supporting Drug Abuse Research.
August 22, 2019

The NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844)  is calling for applications for Pilot Studies in HS Outbred Rats Supporting Drug Abuse Research.

 

The NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844; PI: Abraham Palmer) focuses on quantitative genetic studies of a range of psychologically complex drug abuse-related phenotypes in outbred rats. In order to broaden the impact of this center and to promote rat genetics studies related to drug abuse, we are soliciting pilot projects that will use outbred heterogeneous stock (HS) rats to collect preliminary data to be used for grant applications focusing on quantitative genetic studies relevant to NIDA’s mission.

No funds will be awarded, however we will provide up to 96 HS rats at no charge, including shipping. See http://ratgenes.org/cores/core-b/ for description of the HS rats.

 

Area of support: This call invites applications for pilot projects using HS rats for quantitative genetic studies relevant to NIDA’s mission.

Eligibility: Assistant, Associate and full Professors (or equivalent); junior faculty, women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for letter of intent: September 1, 2019. Applications will be invited based on the Letter of Intent.

Deadline for invited application: October 1, 2019.

Decisions announced: November 1, 2019.  

Earlies date of Shipment: January 2017.

 

To apply: Please send a brief letter of intent explaining why HS rat are necessary for this projects and what is connection between the study and the NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats. The deadline is September 1, 2019. Proposals that are judged to be meritorious and related to the goals of the center will receive an invitation to submit a full application. Please send the letter of intent to Pilot Core director Oksana Polesskaya (opolesskaya@ucsd.edu).

 

Full application is due on October 1, 2019. It should include:

1.     Abstract of the proposal, including statement of relevance to the NIDA center for GWAS in outbred rats (up to 1/2 page).

2.     Research Strategy (up to 2 pages total)

3.     Biosketches (NIH or similar format).

4.     Bibliography (in addition to the two pages allocated for the Research Strategy)

 

IACUC approval is not needed at the time of application.

Proposals will be scored based on scientific merit, scientific diversity, institutional diversity, and other criteria relevant to the goals of the pilot projects core (http://ratgenes.org/pilot-projects/). We will later work with the awardees on details of exact rat number, timing and shipping arrangements. Some institutions may require quarantine; we do not have funds to pay for your quarantine charges.

 

For questions please contact:

Oksana Polesskaya, PhD, Pilot Core Director

opolesskaya@ucsd.edu

858 534-2072