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Elizabeth Glover PhD

Elizabeth Glover
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Behavioral Laboratory
Contact Information
  • ejglover [at]
  • (312) 355-4548
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:418

Dr. Glover completed her BS in Zoology at Arizona State University in 2001 and subsequently worked as a research assistant studying nonhuman primate behavior at the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, TX. She earned her PhD in Neuroscience in 2012 from Wake Forest University School of Medicine where she investigated the effects of chronic alcohol self-administration on the serotonin system in nonhuman primates under the mentorship of Dr. David Friedman. Following her graduate training, Dr. Glover completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Judson Chandler where she developed interests in alcohol-induced cortical plasticity and the role that aversion plays in the path to dependence. Dr. Glover joined UIC’s Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics as an Assistant Professor in 2018. Her research focuses on understanding the neurocircuitry underlying reward and aversion and how it is altered in neuropsychiatric illnesses. Visit Dr. Glover’s lab website at for more info.

  • psychiatry

    Alcohol abuse & dependence
    Mechanisms of reward & aversion
    Mood disorders

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Anatomy & function of cortical inputs to the RMTg Little is known about the anatomy and function of inputs from the PFC to the RMTg. Glover Lab On-going
Effect of chronic alcohol exposure on mPFC-RMTg circuitry Aversion plays a significant role in addiction, but it is not well understood how the neurocircuitry responsible for aversive signaling is altered during alcohol exposure. The PFC undergoes significant plasticity following chronic alcohol exposure but few studies have explored how that plasticity differs within discrete subcortical projections. Glover Lab On-going
LHb modulation of VTA neurons In addition to sending a dense projection to the RMTg, the LHb also projects directly to the VTA. Using a virally-mediated approach in combination with double and triple immunofluorescence, we are performing an in-depth assessment of the types of connections LHb neurons make onto neurochemically distinct VTA neurons. Glover Lab On-going