Second Clear Lab

The Neurobiology of Emotion, Sleep, and Trauma (NEST) lab's current research aims to determine if post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women causes vascular, neural, and hormonal changes linked to an increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We have previously published data highlighting the autonomic dysregulation present in PTSD patients.

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Above is a "vasoconstriction" video skit of the DPT students demonstrating blood flow through a normal vessel and blood flow through a constricted vessel.


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NEST Lab at APS 2024

Four of our lab members, Ibtida, Chasity, Zynab, and Redeat gave poster presentations at APS 2024 in Long Beach, California. Redeat also won an award of excellence for her presentation!

NEST Lab at ABRCMS 2023

Three of our lab members, Ibtida, Zynab, and Redeat, gave poster presentations at ABRCMS 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.