Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

  • Professor
  • UCLA

Fernando Gomez-Pinilla is a professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA Medical School. His research interests focus on molecular mechanisms for plasticity and repair in the brain and spinal cord.  His specific goal is to understand how lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, can influence brain function and resist neurological diseases.

Articles by Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

Just like other cells in the body, brain cells use a form of sugar called glucose to fuel their activities. This energy comes from the foods we consume daily, and is regularly delivered to brain cells through the blood.
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