Dr. Rogelio Hernandez-Lopez is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and of Genetics, a member of Stanford Bio-X, and a Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. Rogelio was a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface in 2021. His laboratory works at the interface of mechanistic, synthetic and systems biology to understand and engineer biomedically relevant cellular behaviors. Hernandez-Lopez received his PhD in Chemical Physics at Harvard University in 2015, where he worked on the mechanisms of the microtubule based motors dynein and kinesin. His postdoctoral research as a fellow of the Cancer Research Institute and UC-MEXUS at the University of California San Francisco focused on engineering novel T cellular therapies for cancer treatment.
Rogelio Hernandez-Lopez is also a Director and co-founder of Clubes de Ciencia Mexico and Science Clubs International, non-profit organizations that aim to expand access to high quality STEM education and collaborative international networks. The Clubes de Ciencia Outreach Program has reached over 16,000 students across 8 countries in the last 7 years. Recently, Hernandez-Lopez and his team were awarded a Public Engagement Grant from the American Society for Cell Biology.