Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Namni Goel

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Namni Goel

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
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, 1996-1998.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical Center/New York Hospital, White Plains, NY, 1996-1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

Diagnosis and treatment of clinical depression
SCID training

Selected Publications

Fang, Z.,* Spaeth, A.M.,* Ma, N., Zhu, S., Hu, S., Goel, N., Detre, J.A., Dinges, D.F., Rao, H.: Altered salience network connectivity predicts macronutrient intake after sleep deprivation. Scientific Reports 5: 8215, 2015 *co-first authors.

Weljie, A.M.,* Meerlo, P.,* Goel, N., Sengupta, A., Kayser, M.S., Abel, T., Birnbaum, M.J., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A.: Oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 are cross-species markers of sleep loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112: 2569-2574, 2015 *co-first authors.

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: 1745-1756, 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.

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