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Ryan Hernandez – Population Geneticist

Why do we look the way that we do? Ryan Hernandez, an assistant professor at UC San Francisco, works in the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences to study why humans from different populations have different genetic backgrounds. When he was young, his grandmother developed diabetes, and he dedicated his entire undergraduate career, and later, his postdoc years to finding out which populations were more susceptible to certain conditions and why.