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Rafael E. Hernandez, MD, PhD

Rafael E. Hernandez, MD, PhD

Infectious Disease

On staff since July 2014


Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Pediatric Infectious Disease, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
First place, student poster competitionNorthwest Regional Developmental Biology Meeting 2006
Honorable mention student poster competition and student travel awardSociety for Developmental Biology 2004
Washington Research Foundation and ARCS Foundation Fellowship 2003 - 2005
Developmental Biology Training Grant, Competitive Placement 2002 - 2005


Mycobacteria manipulate macrophage recruitment through coordinated use of membrane lipids.
Nature , Jan. 2014: 505(7482)218-22
Cyp26 enzymes generate the retinoic acid response pattern necessary for hindbrain development.
Development (Cambridge, England) , Jan. 2007: 134(1)177-87
vhnf1 integrates global RA patterning and local FGF signals to direct posterior hindbrain development in zebrafish.
Development (Cambridge, England) , Sept. 2004: 131(18)4511-20
Zebrafish Meis functions to stabilize Pbx proteins and regulate hindbrain patterning
Development , 2001: 128(21)4139-4151


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
The role of IL1 signals and Myd88 in response to mycobacterial infectionsSt Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research ConferenceMemphis, TN 2013
A zebrafish model for the role of IL-1 signaling in control of mycobacterial infectionsNIAID/IDSA Infectious Diseases Research Careers MeetingBethesda, MD 2013
Case presentation: Wound botulism after a childhood scuffleGreater Seattle Microbiology Grand Rounds. Washington State Public Health Laboratory 2012
Topics in Pediatric TuberculosisHouse-staff noon teaching conference. Seattle Childrens Hospital 2012 - 2013
Senior Resident Case Presentation: All I want is a sore throat, a case and review of invasive group A Streptococcal infectionsSeattle Children's Hospital 2011
An expression based screen to identify targets of retinoic acid signaling during zebrafish embryogenesisNorthwest Developmental Biology ConferenceFriday Harbor, WA 2006
Retinoic acid establishes posterior hindbrain fates through activation and indirect repression of rhombomere-specific genes4th European Zebrafish Genetics and Development MeetingDresden, Germany 2005
Retinoic acid establishes posterior hindbrain identities through a combination of activation and indirect repression of rhombomere specific genesSociety for Developmental BiologyCalgary, Canada 2004

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MA.7.226 - Infectious Disease Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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