Rodrigo Fernandez Gonzalo
PhD in Exercise Physiology
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. unloading), aging, disease (e.g. cerebral palsy), and athletic performance.
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.