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Elizabeth Glover PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Behavioral Laboratory
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.

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Margaret Starr BS

  • Research Associate II
  • Lab Manager, Glover Lab

Emma began working with Dr. Glover as an undergraduate volunteer and quickly advanced to a full-time position as a research assistant after graduating from the College of Charleston with a BS in Chemistry in 2016. In 2018 she moved to Chicago to join Dr. Glover in her new laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Shikun Hou

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Shikun is a Senior at UIC and a member of the Honors College. He majors in Neuroscience and is currently gaining research experience in the Glover Lab. He plans to pursue an advance degree in science after graduation.

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Joel Shillinglaw PhD

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
Joel completed his BA at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010, and subsequently worked as a research assistant studying alcohol seeking behavior in rodents under the mentorship of Dr. Donita Robinson. He earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2019 from The University of Texas at Austin where he investigated the effects of acute and chronic ethanol on synaptic transmission in the Insular Cortex under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Morrisett and Dr. Regina Mangieri. Broadly speaking, Joel is interested in elucidating how brain regions and circuits of motivational significance change to underlie, at last in part, various psychiatric disease states.

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Joseph R. Pitock BS

  • Research Technician

Joseph is a recent graduate from Bradley University (May 2020) where he received his BS in psychology with minors in mathematics and neuroscience as a global scholar and with honors. During his time at Bradley, Joseph spent much of his time working in various research labs, specifically Dr. Amy Bacon’s Stress, Emotion, and Alcohol Lab and Dr. Timothy Koeltzow’s Drug Abuse Research Lab.

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Shannon Wheeler BA

  • Research Associate I

Shannon graduated from Widener University in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology before joining the Glover Lab in Fall 2020.

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Arleen Perez Ayala BS

  • Research Technician
Arleen graduated from UIC in 2021 with a Bachelor’s in neuroscience. During her undergraduate years, she spent time in the Glover Lab as a L@S GANAS Fellow. She has since joined the lab as a full-time technician in preparation for a graduate program in Neuroscience. Arleen has prior clinical research experience in behavioral conditioning and addiction from The HAPPY Lab under the mentorship of Dr. Emma Childs.

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Arshdeep Bal

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
Arshdeep Bal is an undergraduate student at UIC currently pursuing a degree in Neuroscience. He transferred to UIC from McHenry County College. He is gaining research experience in the Glover Lab, and he hopes to become a psychiatrist in the future.

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Nathaly Arce Soto

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nathaly is an undergraduate student majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Political Science. She joined the Glover Lab in Summer 2021 as a L@s GANAS Research Fellow

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