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Olusola Ajilore


University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
1601 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612

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Jacobs, R.H., Barba, A., Gowins, J.R., Klumpp, H., Jenkins, L., Mickey, B.J., Ajilore O., Pecina, M., Sikora, M., Ryan, K.A., Hsu, D.T., Welsh, R.C., Zubieta, J.K., Phan, K.L., & Langenecker, S.A. (2016). Decoupling of the amygdala to other salience network regions in adolescent onset recurrent major depressive disorder. Psychological Medicine

Jenkins, L.M., Kassel, M.T., Gabriel, L.B., Gowins, J.R., Hymen, E.A., Verges, A., Calamia, M., Crane, N.A., Jacobs, R.H., Ajilore, O., Welsh, R.C., Drevets, W.C., Phillips, M.L., Zubieta, J-K. & Langenecker, S.A. (in press). Amygdala and dorsomedial hyperactivity to emotional faces in youth with remitted Major Depression. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Rittenhouse CD, Ajilore O, Stickgold, R,  Hobson, JA. State dependent aspects of attention: Differences in reaction times on an exogenous cuing task. Sleep Research 1993 Vol. 22:96-103

Ajilore O, Stickgold, R, Rittenhouse CD, Hobson, JA. Nightcap: laboratory and home-based evaluation of a portable sleep monitor. Psychophysiology, 1995 Jan, 32(1): 92-8.

Seidman LJ.,  Kalinowski AG, Kremen WS, Faraone SV, Oscar-Berman M, Ajilore O, Tsuang MT.  Experimental and clinical neuropsychological measures of prefrontal dysfunction in schizophrenia. Neuropsychology, 1995 Oct Vol 9(4) 481-490.

Seidman LJ, Oscar-Berman M, Kalinowski AG, Ajilore O, Kremen WS, Faraone SV, Tsuang MT, Neuropsychological Measures of Prefrontal Dysfunction in Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, v. 39(#7) pp. 270-270 Apr 1, 1996 .

Chan, RS, Huey ED, Maecker HL, Cortopassi KM, Howard SA, Iyer AM, McIntosh LJ, Ajilore OA, Brooke SM, Sapolsky RM. Endocrine Modulators of Necrotic Neuron Death. Brain Pathology 1996 Oct; 6(4):481-91.

Ajilore OA and Sapolsky RM. Application of silicon microphysiometry to tissue slices: Detection of metabolic correlates of selective vulnerability. Brain Research 1997 Mar 28; 752(1-2): 99-106.

Ajilore OA and Sapolsky RM. In vivo Characterization of 11beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase in Rat Hippocampus Using Glucocorticoid Neuroendangerment as an Endpoint. . Neuroendocrinology 1999 Feb; 69(2):138-144.

Yusim A, Franklin L, Brooke SM, Ajilore OA, Sapolsky RM.  Glucocorticoids exacerbate the deleterious effects of gp120 in hippocampal and cortical explants. J Neurochem 2000 Mar;74(3):1000-7.

Yusim A, Ajilore OA, Bliss T, Sapolsky RM. Glucocorticoids exacerbate insult-induced declines in metabolism in selectively vulnerable hippocampal cell fields. Brain Res 2000 Jul 7;870(1-2):109-117.

McLaughlin J, Roozendaal B, Dumas T, Gupta A, Ajilore O, Hsieh J, Ho D, Lawrence M, McGaugh JL, Sapolsky R. Sparing of neuronal function postseizure with gene therapy. .Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Nov 7;97(23):12804-9.


Olusola Ajilore, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Ajilore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in biology. Dr. Ajilore went on to do his MD/PhD degree at Stanford University where he studied the deleterious effects of stress hormones on the brain. He joined the research track residency at UCLA where he transitioned into neuroimaging in major depression. He is currently using novel neuroimaging techniques to better understand the pathophysiology of mood disorders.

CoNECt @ UIC – http://brain.uic.edu

My Bibliography

Neuroimaging, late-life depression, diabetes and major depression


Society for Neuroscience

Brain Metabolites in Type 2 Diabetes and Major Depression (funded by NIMH)



  1. Ambulatory Clinic:
    Neuropsychiatric Insitute
    912 S. Wood Steet, Chicago, IL 60612
  2. UIC Hospital
    1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
  3. Institute for Juvenile Research
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
  4. Psychiatric Institute
    1601 W. Taylor St.Chicago, IL 60612

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