Dr. Hernandez-Lopez is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and of Genetics at Stanford University, a member of Stanford Bio-X, and a Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. Rogelio received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at Harvard University, where he worked in the Leschziner Lab on the mechanisms of the microtubule-based motors dynein and kinesin. During his postdoctoral research in the Lab of Wendell Lim at UCSF, Rogelio was a fellow of the Cancer Research Institute and UCMEXUS. His work focused on engineering novel T cell 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. Rogelio was a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface in 2021.