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Your Environment. Your Health.

Population-Based Rodent Resources for Environmental Health Sciences Meeting

March 18 – 19, 2015

Meeting Purpose

The unique resources of the Collaborative Cross, Diversity Outbred, Hybrid Diversity panel, and other rodent population-based resources have proven to be powerful tools for identifying individual quantitative trait loci, exploring hypotheses related to gene-environment interplay in human disease, and doing controlled exposure studies to understand the differential responses in humans to environmental exposures. This two-day meeting allowed many investigators to present research on a range of environmental health projects that have utilized these population-based rodent resources and highlight their utilities.


Day 1

Welcoming Remarks (305KB), Linda Birnbaum, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Introduction/Purpose/Background (314KB), Kim McAllister, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Session One: Overview of Mouse/Rat Resources

The Collaborative Cross: What We’ve Learned from Randomized, Structured Populations (3MB), David Threadgill, Texas A&M University

Diversity Outbred (12MB), Gary Churchill, Jackson Laboratory

Hybrid Diversity Panel (3MB), Brian Parks (Jake Lusis’ laboratory), University of California, Los Angeles

Recombinant Inbred Rats: Genetics, Transcriptomes, and Use for Identifying Phenotypic Determinants (2MB), Boris Tabakoff, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Session Two: Diverse Applications

“Fit-For-Purpose,” Population Study Designs to Address Specific Hypotheses (4MB), Ivan Rusyn, Texas A&M University

Mouse Populations Enable Translational Pharmacogenomic Approaches for Understanding and Predicting Adverse Drug Events (2MB), Alison Harrill, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Identifying G X E Interactions and Thresholds for Toxicity in Diversity Outbred Mice (3MB), Jef French, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

A Diversity Outbred ES Cell Platform for In Vitro Genetics (2MB), Ted Choi, Predictive Biology, Inc.

Day 2

Session Four: Computational Tools and Analysis Approaches

Advancing Risk Assessment with Population-Based Experimental Resources (1MB), Weihsueh Chiu, Texas A&M University

Mixed Model and Meta-analysis Methods for G X E Analysis in Mouse Studies (2MB), Eleazar Eskin, University of California, Los Angeles

Computational Mapping Tools (2MB), Dan Gatti, Jackson Laboratory

Session Five: Disease Applications

Genetic Regulatory Variation and Environmental Response (922KB), David Aylor, North Carolina State University

Harnessing Diversity in the CC and DO Populations for the Study of Behavior (3MB), Elissa Chesler, Jackson Laboratory

Genetic Diversity in Ebola Response (1MB), Martin Ferris, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Materials for Meeting Attendees


Kimberly A. McAllister, Ph.D.
Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel 984-287-3287
Fax 919-316-4606
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-12
Durham, N.C. 27709
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