Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
The Love lab
Brain and Behavior
B.S. 2002 University of New Mexico; Ph.D. 2010, University of Michigan; Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2012, University of Michigan.
Neurobiological mechanisms conferring risk and resilience for the development of psychiatric conditions including substance use disorders
Dr. Love’s research focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms conferring risk and resilience for the development of psychiatric conditions including substance use disorders. Her work utilizes a variety of behavioral, genetic, and neuroimaging techniques including positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), arterial spin labeling (ASL), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to investigate the underlying processes that drive sensitivity to stress, pain, reward, and, ultimately, addiction.