Elizabeth J Glover

    Email Address: ejglover@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Psychiatry
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: SPHPI #418 Phone: 5-4548
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Mood disorders
    Reward & aversion

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students should have completed their first year as an undergrad prior to applying. Students with majors in the life sciences are preferred. Prior wet lab experience is not necessary.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week though students can commit more hours if availability allows. We expect students to show up when they are scheduled, be on time and work on laboratory duties while in the lab. Students will be trained on various basic wet lab procedures including making buffers and other laboratory solutions, pipetting, processing of brain tissue, histological procedures and basic microscopy. The lab uses rodent models of addiction to explore the role that neural circuits involved in reward and aversion play in the path to dependence. Opportunities exist for students that demonstrate proficiency to work directly with the animals and collect behavioral and other data. Over time, students have the potential to learn advanced techniques including optogenetics, chemogenetics and intracranial microinfusions.

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