Joanna Medina, Ph.D. Candidate jmedina2 [at] albany [dot] edu
I am interested in understanding how parity and lactation alter the postpartum female brain. My research is focused on how chronic and acute exposure to maternal hormones, like prolactin, mediate stress-induced depression-like behavior and hippocampal neurogenesis in female rats. Before joining the lab, I graduated from Binghamton University with a B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience. I am currently in my sixth year of graduate school and look forward to defending my dissertation.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
I am a junior at the University at Albany with a major in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I plan to go to medical school to pursue psychiatry. The research experience I’m gaining through the Workman lab enhances my understanding of the neurological basis of psychiatric illnesses towards my goal of eventually providing quality care to a diverse population.