Dr Sarah Hernandez
Sarah Hernandez is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Leslie Thomson at University of California, Irvine. Sarah’s graduate work, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, examined the ability of extracellular cues to alter gene expression and, consequently, phenotype. Her postdoctoral studies have extended this work using patient-derived stem cells, which have the unparalleled ability to study Huntington’s disease using human cells. Sarah’s research interests focus on defining HD-related changes that exist outside of the cell, in the “extracellular matrix”, to leverage molecular mechanisms for therapeutic intervention.
Articles written by Dr Sarah Hernandez
- Changing jobs: converting other cell types into neurons
- HD Young Adult Study defines the sweet spot: symptom-free with measurable changes
- Fountain of youth: HTT protein repairs neurons by maintaining youthful state
- What does COVID-19 mean for Huntington’s disease families and HD research?
- Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 1
- Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 3
- Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 2
- The third dimension: using minibrains to understand brain development changes in HD