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Elizabeth Glover PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of the CARE Behavior Core
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
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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Nathaly Arce Soto BS

  • Research Specialist, The Glover Lab
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
Nathaly Arce Soto is a Research Specialist at the Glover Lab UIC’s Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics. She is involved in research projects investigating the neurobiological underpinnings of addiction, specifically reward and aversion. Arce Soto received her BS in Neuroscience with a minor in Political Science from UIC. As an undergrad, she was involved in several research projects in Glover Lab, such as looking at changes in myelination of habenular afferents and efferents during chronic intermittent ethanol exposure, parameters affecting acquisition and magnitude of operant ethanol self-administration in rats, and sex and individual differences in the response to aversive properties of ethanol.

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Kevin Michael Boergens PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Department of Physics
  • The University of Illinois Chicago
Kevin Michael Boergens

Karl Y. Bosque-Cordero PhD

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
Karl obtained his bachelor's in biology at the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla. For his Ph.D. in Biology, he attended the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus and completed his dissertation in the laboratory of Dr. Carlos A. Jimenez-Rivera. His thesis explored the contribution of the hyperpolarizing cationic current in cocaine-induced excitability on dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area using both in vivo single-unit recordings and ex vivo patch-clamp electrophysiology. He joined the Glover Lab in September 2022 and is interested in exploring the basic mechanisms of reward and aversion in alcohol use disorder, focusing on the role that astrocytes may play in altering neurotransmission in the Rostromedial tegmental nucleus and the Lateral Habenula during alcohol withdrawal.

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Teresa Abigail Hernandez

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Glover Lab

Abby is an undergraduate at UIC pursuing a dual degree in neuroscience and philosophy. She joined the lab as a L@S GANAS Fellow in November 2023 in order to gain research experience and learn more about careers in research. After graduation, Abby plans on attending graduate school.

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Shikun Hou BS

  • Research Specialist
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
Shikun graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with a BS in neuroscience and minors in philosophy and bioengineering. He is currently a research technician in the Glover Lab working on a project exploring the role of rodent prefrontal cortex in reward prediction error and its potential implication in psychiatric conditions.

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Brianna Irizarry

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Glover Lab

Brianna is an undergraduate student majoring in Neuroscience. She is interested in studying behavior and medicine. She hopes to attend medical school after graduating.

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Joseph Pitock BS

  • Research Specialist – Natural Sciences
Joseph Pitock is the current lab manager of the Glover Lab in UIC’s Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics where he provides administrative and research support on projects investigating the neurobiological underpinnings of addiction, specifically reward and aversion. Joseph received his BS in Psychology, with minors in Mathematics and Neuroscience from Bradley University. During his time as an undergraduate he was involved in several research labs exploring topics: ostracism’s impact on college student binge drinking, CBD’s therapeutic effects on PTSD, and a self-math overlap manipulation and its effect on math anxiety.

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Yazhini Ramesh

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Glover Lab

Yazhini Ramesh is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is currently a sophomore. She volunteers at the Glover Lab. She assists  researchers in Dr. Glover's lab with laboratory duties.

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Lindsey Ramirez PhD, MS

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago
Lindsey Ramirez is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Glover. Lindsey earned her B.A. in Applied Psychology at UIC. During her undergraduate training, she worked at the Substance Use Research Lab and became interested in substance abuse. Lindsey went onto have a diverse research experience. She studied pain during her Master’s training. Her doctoral work focused on the role of inflammatory immune cells to promote increases in fat tissue and blood pressure in female and male rodents. As a postdoctoral fellow, Lindsey is interested to understand the circuitry that mediates aversion in substance use disorder. Lindsey is also interested in science communication and making science accessible to everyone regardless of background.

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Jackie Sanchez BS

  • Graduate Student Researcher
  • Graduate Program in Neuroscience
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
Jackie completed her BS in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. After graduating, she completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Arizona through the NIH (PREP). During this period, Jackie spent most of her time doing neuroimmunology research. She is currently a graduate student at UIC in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN). Her research interests include discovering the underlying neural mechanisms of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. She joined Dr. Glover’s lab to further strengthen her research techniques in the field, and learn how neural circuits give rise to aversive behaviors in alcohol use disorder (AUD).

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