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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.