Mouse Genetics Group
The Mouse Genetics Group was established in 2007 to provide a forum for researchers to share ideas, experimental approaches, and resources, while providing opportunities for labs wishing to develop transgenic mouse models to connect with the broader community. The Mouse Group is led by Raj Awatramani, PhD, Scientific Director, Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory (TTML), Center for Genetic Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine; and Tom Bozza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and is supported by the Center for Genetic Medicine.
Annual Lecture & Poster Competition
Each spring, the Mouse Genetics Group hosts a lecture and poster session, featuring key researchers in the field.
Past lecture speakers have included Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi, PhD, and most recently, David Ginty, PhD, Professor, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Mouse Genetics Group Poster Competition! First place was awarded to So-Youn Kim, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for her poster entitled "Rescue of platinum-damaged oocytes from programmed cell death through inactivation of the p53 family signaling network." Additional poster authors: Marilia H. Cordeiro, Vanida A. Serna, Katy Ebbert, Lindsey M. Butler, Satrajit Sinha, Alea A. Mills, Teresa K. Woodruff, and Takeshi Kurita.
Second place was awarded Adam Dewan, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, for his poster entitled " Trace amine-associated receptors mediate behavioral aversion in mice." Additional poster authors: Rodrigo Pacifico, Dmitry Rinberg, Thomas Bozza
Mouse Genetics Group Database
The Mouse Genetics Group also maintains a database to serve as a repository for information about participating mouse genetics laboratories at Northwestern University. The database contains research descriptions, areas of expertise, and lists of shared reagents. Members of the Mouse Genetics Group can add reagents to the database and view reagents that are available from other laboratories.