Location: Morilak Lab



Samantha Adler

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

Samantha is investigating novel signaling mechanisms in the prefrontal cortex that may underlay the pathology induced by chronic stress that accounts for stress-induced cognitive deficits, and may also underlay the mechanisms of therapeutic efficacy for new pharmacologic treatment approaches for stress-related psychiatric disorders.
Lab Association
David Morilak, Ph.D.
Chicago, Illinois
Hobbies and Interests
Trying new restaurants, playing the bass guitar, playing video games, reading, and baking.


BS, Chemistry Psychology and Math/Computer Science Minors
New York University - New York, New York

Awards & Accomplishments

14th Annual Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Retreat – San Antonio, TX. – May 2016 Adler, S.M., Patton, M.S., Morilak, D.A., and Girotti, M. : A Role for JAK2 Signaling in Ketamine-Induced mTOR Activation in the Orbitofrontal Cortex (Poster)


Adler, S.M. and Schmauss, C. (2016) Cognitive Deficits Triggered by Early Life Stress: The Role of Histone Deacetylase 1. Neurobiol Dis. Oct;94:1-9 Doi: 10.1016/j.nb.2016.05.018