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Lasek Lab

Amy Lasek, PhD
Assistant Professor
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See Amy Lasek’s Department of Psychiatry faculty page for biography and research interests.

Hu Chen, PhD
Research Specialist
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Dr. Chen received his PhD in Medical Sciences in 2004 from the Medical College of Fudan University in China. He joined the lab in 2012 and is examining the role of the Mdk, Alk, and Lmo4 genes in alcohol binge drinking and behavioral responses to ethanol.

Donghong He, MS
Research Specialist and Lab Manager
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Donghong (Donna) received her MS in Medical Science in 1995 from Tongji Medical University in China. She joined the lab in 2012 and currently produces viral vectors for the NIAAA-funded INIA West consortium. Donna is also interested in uncovering novel signaling pathways in response to ethanol and estrogen treatment in cell culture.

Elisa Hilderbrand
Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
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Elisa received her BA in Neuroscience from Knox College in 2010. She joined the lab in 2013 and is studying the effects of sex hormones on behavioral responses to drugs of abuse.

Rosalba Satta, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Dr. Satta received her PhD in Physiology and Biophysics in 2008 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined the lab in 2012 and is examining the mechanisms of action of sex hormones, specifically estrogen, in altering behavioral responses to drugs of abuse.

Antonia Savarese
Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
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Antonia received her BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2008 and joined the lab in 2013. She is examining the mechanism of action of the Lmo3 gene in behavioral responses to ethanol.