Joanna Medina

Joanna Medina, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou to investigate the genetic underpinnings of ASD. She received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University at Albany, where she studied the interactions of stress and neuroendocrine-immune mechanisms underlying postpartum depression in a rat model. In the Zhou lab, Joanna is investigating the effects of Neurexin mutations on ASD-relevant behavioral phenotypes and their potential reversibility in mouse models.