The autonomic nervous system comprises a network of sensory and motor neurons that connect the brainstem and spinal cord to thoracic and abdominal organs. A better understanding of the anatomical and functional plasticity of the autonomic nervous system will likely move forward our understanding of numerous chronic diseases including, but not limited to, obesity, diabetes, visceral pain, neuropathy, and eating disorders.
The Goss lab collaborates with a multidisciplinary group of researchers to study the heart and lungs long after preterm birth. We are part of the Parkland Outcomes after Prematurity Study (POPS), which conducts collaborative research on outcomes of prematurity from birth through adulthood.
The general focus of the Green Lab is to understand the molecular mechanism of the mammalian circadian clock, how it controls rhythmic biochemistry, physiology and behavior and how loss of clock function can impact health, resulting in metabolic disease, cancer and other ailments.