Oakleigh Folkes

Oakleigh Folkes

Graduate Student, Patel Laboratory

BA, Vanderbilt University (2013)


The Patel lab investigates the relationship between endocannabinoid signaling and stress-induced neuroadaptation. By understanding the molecular, structural, and physiological adaptations in endocannabinoid signaling that occur in response to stress, we hope to uncover novel bio-markers and pharmacological targets for drug development.  My project will focus on investigating the role of endocannabinoid signaling in social interaction and social stress.