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Ryan Hernandez awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
By UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff / Fri Feb 15, 2013
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.
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