Curriculum Vitae - Yale School of Medicine

Amanda Lynn Hernandez
300 George Street, Room 334D New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 646.382.8663  E-Mail: [email protected]
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Anticipated May 2016
Currently enrolled in the MD/PhD Program
Dissertation Advisor: David Hafler, MD
Completed clinical clerkships in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Ambulatory Care, and Primary Care
Affiliated with the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, passed qualifying exam with distinction
Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Neuroscience and Behavior, Pre-Medical Studies
Awarded May 2008
AmeriCorps Service Award, Leadership in Teaching
Martin Estrin Foundation Scholarship Award, Columbia University
Columbia University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2006, 2007
Dean’s List, Columbia College, Columbia University
HAFLER LAB, Departments of Immunology and Neurology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
PhD Candidate
Jan 2012-present
Investigating the role of environmental factors in the establishment of autoimmune diseases with particular
attention to Multiple Sclerosis.
BORDEY LAB, Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
First-Year Research
Sep 2009-Aug 2010
Studied metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 and its functional role in mediating granule precursor cell growth
within the pre-natal and neonatal cerebellum.
SILVER LAB, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY
Research Assistant/Technician
Sep 2005-Jul 2009
Utilized biotin and biocytin cell labeling to study the neuroanatomical circuitry underlying circadian rhythmicity.
HART LAB, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY
Research Fellow
May 2007-Jan 2008
Using various psychological task batteries, studied the effect of acute and chronic methamphetamine use on
human cognition.
1. Drouyer E, LeSauter J, Hernandez AL, Silver R. Specializations of gastrin-releasing peptide cells of the mouse
suprachiasmatic nucleus. The Journal of comparative neurology. 2010;518(8):1249-63. Epub 2010/02/13. doi:
10.1002/cne.22272. PubMed PMID: 20151358; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2880332.
2. Kubera C, Hernandez AL, Heng V, Bordey A. Transient mGlu5R inhibition enhances the survival of granule cell
precursors in the neonatal cerebellum. Neuroscience. 2012;219:271-9. Epub 2012/06/09. doi:
10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.05.064. PubMed PMID: 22677205; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3402690.
3. Hernandez AL, Blondin NA, Curiale G, Greer DM. Plantar flexion with noxious dorsal foot stimulation in brain
death. Neurocritical care. 2012;17(2):268-70. Epub 2012/04/25. doi: 10.1007/s12028-012-9697-x. PubMed
PMID: 22528275.
4. Hernandez AL, O’Connor KC, Hafler DA. (2012, In Progress) Multiple Sclerosis. In N.R. Rose and I.R.
Mackay (Eds.), The Autoimmune Diseases (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
A.L. Hernandez
Breakthrough Collaborative National, The Town School, New York, NY
Biological Sciences Instructor
Summer 2005
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Biological Sciences Teaching Assistant
Summer 2010
La Casa Cultural, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Graduate Assistant
Fall 2010-present
Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Research Coordinator
Summer 2012
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Career Development Instructor
Neuroscience Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Teaching Fellow: Structure & Function of the Human Nervous System
Spring 2013
National Regional Development Chair, Latino Medical Student Association
Liaison, Region VII Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS), Student National
Medical Association
National Conference Co-Coordinator, Latino Medical Student Association
2010 Northeast Regional Co-Chair, Latino Medical Student Association
2013 National Coordinator, Latino Medical Student Association
2013 American Academy of Neurology, Student Affiliate
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