learning to ask better questions

Dr. Hector H. Hernandez

Originally from everywhere. It’s long and complicated, but so is life. Half Cuban, half Puerto Rican, born in Honduras. Along the way I played music, trained horses, cooked, and discovered science. This let me to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I met my wife and also received a PhD in Chemical Biology from. I currently live in Abu Dhabi with my wife and daughter.

I explore the interrelatedness of biological, ecological, or technological networks. I run a laboratory where we research how microbial communities can regenerate soils and promote more productive and resilient plants.