Samantha Adler

Samantha Adler


Chicago, Illinois


BS, Chemistry
Psychology and Math/Computer Science Minors

New York University - New York, New York

Lab Association

David Morilak, Ph.D.

Hobbies and Interests

Trying new restaurants, playing the bass guitar, playing video games, reading and baking


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.

• Books and Publications •

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

• Lectures, Posters and Presentations •

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)