Ryan Hernandez, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Graduate Program Membership: BMS, PSPG, BioE, BMI
Hernandez Lab research focuses on three main areas: 1) Basic population genomics: using current patterns of human genetic variation from whole genome sequencing to understand the evolutionary history of human populations. 2) Disease susceptibility in complex populations: leverage evolutionary signals in patterns of genetic variation to uncover the meaningful associations with phenotypic variation. 3) Host-pathogen interactions: develop tools to leverage patterns of genetic diversity within populations and divergence across phylogenies to learn more about the genetic targets of host-pathogen interactions.