Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo, PhD

Rodrigo Fernandez Gonzalo

Principal researcher

About me

PhD in Exercise Physiology

Docent in Physiology

Research description

My research focuses on understanding how skeletal muscle mass and function are regulated in different conditions and situations. The studies I perform use a wide array of methods to analyze functional, metabolic, morphological, molecular and neural adaptations to acute and chronic exercise, and short- or long-term muscle disuse (e.g., microgravity), aging, disease (e.g., cerebral palsy), and athletic performance.

Teaching portfolio

My general competence area is human physiology, with specific expertise in exercise and skeletal muscle physiology. Since 2018 I am the course responsible (kursansvarig) of Anatomy & Physiology (distance) within the bachelor’s program in Nursing at the Karolinska Institutet.