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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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Ryan Patwell

  • Graduate Research Assistant / PhD Candidate
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Ryan received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from UIC in 2013 and is currently a PhD candidate investigating the effects of alcohol on the brain. His current focus is to understand the epigenetic regulation of FGF21 signaling in pre-clinical models of alcoholism. The goal of his work is to evaluate the FGF21 signaling pathway as a potential therapeutic target for treating alcohol use disorders.

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Kacey A. Clayton BA

  • Research Associate I, Lab Technician, Glover Lab
Kacey was accepted into the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2017 and worked with Dr. Glover. In 2019, she graduated from the College of Charleston as a Biology major and Religious Studies minor. After graduation, Kacey moved to Chicago to join Dr. Glover’s lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Umair Naseem

  • Undergraduate Researcher
Umair is a Sophomore at UIC. He is a member of the Honors College and is majoring in Biological Sciences. He plans to obtain a medical degree following graduation.

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Christen Amegashie

  • Undergraduate Researcher
Christen is a Sophomore at UIC majoring in Neuroscience. She is gaining experience in the lab to help her decide whether to pursue an advanced degree in science or medicine - or both!

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Andres Gascon

  • Research Associate I
Andres began working in the Glover lab in 2018 as a L@s GANAS fellow while working toward his BA in Criminology, Law, & Justice and BS in Integrated Health Studies at UIC. After graduating in 2020, he joined the lab full-time and plans to apply to medical school next year.

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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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Adam Ruprecht BA

  • MD/Phd Candidate

Adam received his BA in cognitive science (neuroscience concentration) from the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed a Premedical Program at the Harvard Extension School while working in the laboratory of Dr. Zheng-Yi Chen at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is now a second-year MD-PhD student doing a rotation in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Glover.

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Shikun Hou

  • Psychiatry Volunteer

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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