John Hernandez, Phd

Postdoctoral Researcher



Latino, Gay, first in family to pursue a career in science 

Research interests

I received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience examining the role of the prefrontal cortex in alcohol preference, seeking and consumption. My post-doctoral research is focused on identifying how brain circuits and molecular substrates underlie alcohol preference and contribute to alcohol seeking and consumption behavior.


BS, Biomedical Science 
MS, Biology - Neurophysiology concentration
PhD, Neuroscience & Behavior

Areas of mentorship for Students

Reading essays and personal statements 
Talking about research interests and careers in science
Navigating STEM as an underrepresented individual
LGBTQIA issues
Time management
Science communication
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