Lizbeth is a PhD candidate at the Center for Multimodal Sensorimotor and Pain Research at the University of Toronto and Krembil Brain Institute, and is co-supervised by Dr. Massieh Moayedi and Dr. Mary Pat McAndrews. Her thesis focuses on determining whether the hippocampus is causally involved in pain, using sensory testing and neuroimaging in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and healthy individuals. She is a Harron Scholar at the Faculty of Dentistry and the recipient of the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Doctoral Research Award, the UTCSP Pain Scientist Scholarship Award and the 2023 Canadian Pain Society Equity Trainee Research Award. Her paper Ayoub et al. 2019 has received the 2019 Brain Star Award by CIHR-INMHA, and her publication Ayoub et al. 2021 was selected for Editor’s choice in PAIN. She attended Parliament with the UofT Women in House 2020 and represented the Canadian Pain Society at PAINTalks 2021. She served on the Toronto Brain Bee Organization Committee 2022 with CPIN. She is a member of the Trainees Affairs Committee at Krembil Brain Institute and a Junior Fellow at Massey College. She hopes her research will contribute to advancing our understanding of pain mechanisms.