Targeting Article: Society for Neuroscience Poster of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kucinski as this year’s winner of the SfN Poster of the Year Award for the most interesting work presented using ATS products. You can read a summary of this work from Dr. Sarter’s lab in the cover article in this issue of Targeting Trends. Here is a small sample of the comments our scientific judges had: “Nice IHC staining with both 192-IgG- SAP (Cat. #IT-01) and anti-ChAT-SAP (Cat. #IT-42).” “It was very cool to see pictures of the actual rat behavior. They showed the Parkinson’s rat falling off the run.”

Dr. Fu was a strong contender. His lab at Rutgers University used Dermorphin-SAP (Cat. #IT-12) to target mu opioid receptor (MOR) expressing neurons. Their findings indicate that MOR-expressing GABA neurons in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus play a crucial role in the regulation of ethanol consumption, implicating the dysfunction of these neurons likely play a critical role in the pathogenesis of alcoholism, and that these neurons should represent an appropriate target for the development of therapeutic strategies against alcohol use disorders. Thank you to the 31 presenters this year. Excellent work!

Click here for a complete list of the 31 presenters this year using ATS products.


Aaron Kucinski with the winning poster: Impairments in Gait, Posture and Complex Movement Control in Rats Modeling the Multi-System, Cholinergic-Dopaminergic Losses in PD.

Rao Fu with the runner-up poster: Selective Ablation of Mu Opioid Receptor Expressing GABA Neurons in rhe Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus Promotes Ethanol Intake.