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.

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school west of the Mississippi River. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.