MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease

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Goosens, Ki Ann, PhD


Ki Goosens seeks to understand how chronic stress changes the brain and makes people more susceptible to emotional disorders and other diseases. It’s known that chronic stress significantly increases the risk of psychiatric disease, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder, as well as memory problems and Alzheimer’s disease. In studies that employ animal models and human subjects, Goosens takes a systems-level approach to unraveling the multifaceted effects of chronic stress in brain circuits that regulate emotional learning and memory.