The Big Picture: Research in the K-lab
The general research objective in our lab is to understand the neural and physiological systems that promote adaptation: those processes that the brain and body use to protect us from harm and adapt to changes in the environment.
The brain and body work together to govern a host of behavioral and physiological processes that are in a delicate balance -- a balance that when disturbed can make an individual more susceptible to environmental challenges (e.g. psychological/physical stress or disease). We study these systems in both the brain and periphery.