Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division
King Abdullah University Of Science and Technology
Professor Magistretti has made significant contributions in the field of brain energy metabolism. His group has discovered some of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the coupling between neuronal activity and energy consumption by the brain. This work has considerable ramifications for the understanding of the origin of the signals detected with the current functional brain imaging techniques used in neurologic and psychiatric research. Magistretti’s research interests include the cellular and molecular bases of brain energy metabolism and brain imaging and the behavioral, cellular and molecular determinants of neuronal and glial plasticity.
Brain energy metabolism,cellular and molecular mechanisms,neurologic and psychiatric research,behavioral, cellular and molecular determinants of neuronal and glial plasticity.