Dr. Ryan Hernandez’ computational research lab research focuses on population genetics, statistical genomics, and computational biology/bioinformatics. The lab's three main foci are: (1) characterizing patterns of genetic variation along the continuum of human populations using large-scale genome sequencing data; (2) developing novel population genetic simulation techniques to lend insights into the plausible evolutionary forces that have shaped patterns of genetic variation; and (3) to exploit population genetic models of demographic history and natural selection to interrogate the genetic basis of disease.
Dr. Hernandez also serves as:
(1) Co-Lead of UCSF's Advancing the Research Careers of Historically Excluded Scholars (ARCHES) Program, an initiative focused on supporting and advancing the career development of historically excluded research faculty, where he focuses on the development of community and scientific networks.
(2) Co-Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Pharmacy
(3) Co-Director of the Biological and Medical Informatics (BMI) graduate program
(4) Co-Director of the Post-baccalaureate Research Opportunities to Promote Equity in Learning (PROPEL) and NIH-funded Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP).
(5) Director of the UCSF Noyce Initiative for Digital Transformation in Computational Biology and Health Data Science.