Ryan Hernandez awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Ryan Hernandez awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
February 15, 2013 - 11:11am

Ryan Hernandez, PhD, whose lab studies patterns of genetic variation from populations around the world, using detailed computer modeling to learn more about human evolutionary processes and to discover regions of the genome vital to function and underlying disease, has been named a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

The prestigious two-year fellowships provide $50,000 in funding and “seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.” The Sloan Foundation supports science, technology, and economic institutions.

Hernandez is a faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and is also affiliated with the Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and the Institute for Human Genetics.

The School of Pharmacy at UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a prominent academic institution, founded in 1872, that today pioneers the health sciences graduate-level education, biomedical research, and patient care needed to further the development and best use of precise therapeutics—medications, medical devices, and diagnostic tests—to improve the health of people everywhere. The School is an integral part of UCSF, the nation’s leading university exclusively focused on health.