My laboratory is located in the Biology building of the University at Albany’s uptown campus, in Albany, New York. We investigate how maternal experience (specifically, lactation) alters the structure and activity in limbic and prelimbic brain regions. Our research is geared toward understanding how maternal experience alters stress-related pathways and behaviors with particular relevance to postpartum depression. We are also investigating how early postnatal adversity alters stress-related behaviors in adolescence and adulthood.


Principal Investigator: Joanna Workman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology


I received my B.A. in Psychology in 2005 from Ohio University and my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2010. After that, I moved to the west coast of Canada to pursue postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia. In January 2015, I joined the faculty at the University at Albany as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department.

Contact information:

Office: Biology 328, Phone: 518-442-4804
Lab: Biology 348, Phone: 518-442-4838

Email: jworkman@albany.edu


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