20/Mar/2015 The MGH Department of Neurology is pleased to welcome Laurie J.
05/Feb/2015 In a major advance for understanding and treating Alzheimer’s diseas
01/Nov/2014 At its facility at MGH East in Charlestown, the Mass General Institu
12/Oct/2014 For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleag
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.