Namni Goel

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Research Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1017 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-1742
Fax: 215-573-6410
Education:
BA (Psychology; Anthropology)
University of California, Berkeley, 1992.
MS (Biological Psychology)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994.
PhD (Biological Psychology)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Circadian rhythms
Sleep
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and nonseasonal depression
Light therapy
Characterization of individual differences
Genetics

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Goel investigates how physiological, behavioral and environmental factors affect sleep, circadian rhythms and mood. She also investigates the relationship between neurobehavioral measures and genetics, and the genes involved in differential vulnerability to sleep deprivation in humans.

Selected Publications

Goel, N.,* Abe, T.,* Braun, M.E., Dinges, D.F.: Cognitive workload and sleep restriction interact to influence sleep homeostatic responses. (Subject of Editorial in SLEEP) SLEEP 37: 1747-1758, 2014 *co-first authors.

Pellegrino, R.,* Kavakli, I.H.,* Goel, N., Cardinale, C.J., Dinges, D.F., Kuna, S.T., Maislin, G., Van Dongen, H.P.A., Tufik, S., Hogenesch, J.B., Hakonarson, H., Pack, A.I.: A novel BHLHE41 variant is associated with short sleep and resistance to sleep deprivation in humans. SLEEP 37: 1327-1336, 2014 *co-first authors.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Sex and race differences in caloric intake during sleep restriction in healthy adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 100: 559-566, 2014.

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F., Mollicone, D., Ecker, A., Jones, C.W., Hyder, E.C., Di Antonio, A., Savelev, I., Kan, K., Goel, N., Morukov, B.V., Sutton, J.P. : Mars 520-d mission simulation reveals protracted crew hypokinesis and alterations of sleep duration and timing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110(7): 2635-2640, 2013.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Effects of sleep restriction on weight gain, caloric intake and meal timing in healthy adults. SLEEP 36: 981-990, 2013.

Goel, N., Banks, S., Lin, L., Mignot, E., Dinges, D.F.: Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Val158Met polymorphism associates with individual differences in sleep physiologic responses to chronic sleep loss. PLoS ONE 6(12): e29283, 2011.

Goel, N., Banks, S., Mignot, E., Dinges, D.F.: DQB1*0602 predicts interindividual differences in physiologic sleep, sleepiness and fatigue. (Subject of Editorial in Neurology). Neurology 75: 1509-1519, 2010.

Goel, N., Banks, S., Mignot, E., Dinges, D.F.: PER3 polymorphism predicts cumulative sleep homeostatic but not neurobehavioral changes to chronic sleep restriction. PLoS ONE 4(6): e5874, 2009.

Goel, N., Stunkard, A.J., Rogers, N.L., Van Dongen, H., Allison, K.C., O’Reardon, J.P., Ahima, R.S., Cummings, D.E., Heo, M., Dinges, D.F. : Circadian rhythm profiles in women with night eating syndrome. Journal of Biological Rhythms 24: 85-94, 2009.

Allison, K.C., O’Reardon, J.P., Ahima, R.S., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N., Stunkard, A.J.: Neuroendocrine levels, circadian profiles, and sleep in night eating syndrome: Integration of findings. Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (SIIC) 16: 160-163, 2008.

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Last updated: 09/25/2014
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