Lab Members

Graduate Students

Joanna Medina


I am interested in understanding how parity and lactation alter the postpartum female brain. Currently, my research is focused on how maternal hormones like prolactin may mediate hippocampal neurogenesis and alleviate stress-induced depression-like behavior in rats. Before joining Dr. Workman’s lab, I graduated from Binghamton University with a B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience and worked alongside Dr. Christine Wagner to investigate the role of progesterone in mesocortical dopaminergic pathway development.


Undergraduate Research Assistants


Ashley Centner


I am a junior at the University at Albany majoring in Biology with minors in Psychology and Neuroscience. My goal is to attend graduate school after my undergraduate years are finished and continue on to receive my Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience. I am excited to be a part of this lab as I believe it will help me perfect my skills that will be needed for future lab research as well as expand my knowledge in this field of Neuroscience.