HSCI scientist recognized for eye disease research

September 25, 2018

Rosario Fernandez-Godino receives BrightFocus Foundation Award

Rosario Fernandez-Godino
Rosario Fernandez-Godino. Image by the Harvard Ophthalmology Ocular Genomics Institute.


HSCI Affiliate Faculty member Rosario Fernandez-Godino, Ph.D., M.Sc., has been selected to receive the BrightFocus Foundation Award. The award is presented by the foundation’s Macular Degeneration Research Program to investigators whose research holds promise for potential treatments of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss.

Fernandez-Godino is a Harvard Medical School (HMS) Instructor in Ophthalmology and an Investigator in the Harvard Ophthalmology Ocular Genomics Institute. Her clinical research focuses on how the complement system — a part of the immune system — contributes to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with the goal of identifying novel targets for therapies that prevent progression of early AMD to legal blindness. 

A version of this story originally appeared on the HMS Department of Ophthalmology website.