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Amanda Hernandez, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow


Dr. Hernandez completed her MD/PhD at Yale University in 2016 and her BA at Columbia University in 2008. Her dissertation focused on understanding the role of dietary salt in immune dysregulation in addition to uncovering how cellular exhaustion shapes the immune response to glioblastoma multiforme. She is in the process of completing her training as a neuromuscular neurologist and is the recipient of the R25 grant for residents and fellows in the greater neurosciences. Her research focuses on autoantibody characterization and antigen discovery in the autoimmune neuropathies and encephalitidies. The program she is developing aims to utilize immunopathologic specificity to revolutionize treatment paradigms. Outside of her clinical and scientific endeavors she is an avid powerlifter and cyclist and is actively engaged nationwide in efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in medical education.

She is thrilled to be part of the O’Connor Research Group.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Yale University, Medicine (2016)
  • PhD
    Yale University, Neuroscience (2015)
  • BA
    Columbia University, Neuroscience and Behavior (2008)

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