Carlos Fernandez-Hernando

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleComparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM)Pathology: ExPath

Research Interests

Cholesterol homeostasis; Lipoprotein metabolism; Post-transcriptional regulation; microRNAs; Atherosclerosis; RNAi screening


  • Ph.D., Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain, 2003

Selected Publications

  • miR-33 regulates glucose production. Ramírez CM, Goedeke L, Rotllan N, Yoon JH, Mattison JA, Suarez Y, de Cabo R, Gorospe M, and Fernández-Hernando C. Mol Cell Biol. 2013. Aug;33(15):28911-202.
  • miR-30c lowers lipid synthesis and lipoprotein secretion to reduce hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis. Soh J, Iqpal J, Queiroz J, Fernández-Hernando C and Hussain MM. Nat Med. 2013. Jul;19(7):892-900.
  • mir-33 coordinates genes regulating cholesterol homeostasis. Rayner KJ*, Suárez Y*, Dávalos A, Parathath S, Fitzgerald ML, Tamehiro N, Fisher EA, Moore KJ and Fernández-Hernando C. Science. 2010. Jun 18; 328 (5985): 1570-3.


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