• Benjamin Samuels
  • Benjamin Samuels
  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 1.8484458933
  • Office: Psychology 215
  • Campus: Busch
  • Website: Visit Website
  • Areas: Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience / Health Concentration


Our research focuses on understanding how chronic stress exposure alters behavior in both sexes and whether neural circuits can be leveraged to reverse maladaptive effects of stress exposure. Projects in the lab include: 1) development of mouse chronic stress paradigms for both sexes; 2) understanding how chronic stress exposure alters mouse behaviors associated with motivation and reward; 3) defining the neural circuitry underlying the maladaptive effects of chronic stress; and 4) using mice to better understand antidepressant treatment resistance.

We are actively looking to recruit postdocs and graduate students that apply through the Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience PhD program. Please visit our lab website for more information.