Namni Goel

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Research Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

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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.
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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 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

Moreno-Villanueva, M., von Scheven, G., Feiveson, A., B├╝rkle, A., Wu, H., Goel, N.: The degree of radiation-induced DNA strand breaks is altered by acute sleep deprivation and psychological stress and is associated with cognitive performance in humans. SLEEP 41(7), 2018.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Objective measurements of energy balance and sleep architecture are associated in healthy adults. SLEEP 40: doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsw018, 2017.

Zhang, S.L., Bei, L., Goel, N., Bailey, A., Jang, C.J., Bushman, F.D., Meerlo, P., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A.: Human and rat gut microbiome composition is maintained following sleep restriction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114: E1564-E1571, 2017.

Boland, E.M., Rao, H., Dinges, D.F., Smith, R.V., Goel, N., Detre, J.A., Basner, M., Sheline, Y.I., Thase, M.E., Gehrman, P.R.: Meta-analysis of the antidepressant effects of acute sleep deprivation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 78: e1020-e1034, 2017.

Dennis, L.E., Wohl, R.J., Selame, L.A, Goel, N.: Healthy adults display long-term trait-like neurobehavioral resilience and vulnerability to sleep loss. Scientific Reports 7: 14889, 2017.

Dennis, L.E., Spaeth, A.M., Goel, N.: Phenotypic stability of energy balance responses to experimental total sleep deprivation and sleep restriction in healthy adults. Nutrients 8: pii:E823, 2016.

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(8): 2569-2574, 2015 *co-first authors.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N.: Phenotypic vulnerability of energy balance responses to sleep loss in healthy adults. Scientific Reports 5: 14920, 2015.

Basner, M., McGuire, S., Goel, N., Rao, H., Dinges, D.F.: A new likelihood ratio metric for the Psychomotor Vigilance Test and its sensitivity to sleep loss. Journal of Sleep Research 24(6): 702-713, 2015.

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Last updated: 09/23/2018
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