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Rachel Fernandez, PhD

University of British Columbia
Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Rachel Fernandez is a microbiologist. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, and an MSc and PhD in Microbiology from Dalhousie University. After a four and half year postdoc first at Virginia Commonwealth University and then at the University of Cincinnati, she moved to UBC to take up an assistant professor position in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. There, she works on mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis with an eye towards developing new vaccines. When she’s not in front of a computer pounding on her keyboard, you can find her pounding balls on the golf course. In Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Professor Fernandez works with graduate student professional development and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.