Rosario Fernandez-Godino, PhD, MSc, has been selected to receive the BrightFocus Foundation Award. The award, presented by the foundation’s Macular Degeneration Research Program to investigators who have generated promising preliminary data on potential treatments for macular degeneration, will provide $160,000 of support over two years.
Dr. Fernandez-Godino is a Harvard Medical School Instructor in Ophthalmology and an Investigator in the Harvard Ophthalmology Ocular Genomics Institute. Her clinical research focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with the goal of identifying novel targets for therapies that prevent progression of early AMD to legal blindness.
A Maryland-based nonprofit, BrightFocus Foundation supports scientific research to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.