Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology
Dr. Rosario Fernandez Godino received her BS from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in Spain. Chari worked at the Spanish National Center for Cancer Research and the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research before obtaining her PhD in Genetics and Cellular Biology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2009.
Dr. Fernandez Godino studied putative mutations in rare diseases by Next Generation Sequencing Platforms as a postdoctoral researcher at the Medical Genome Project in Seville, Spain.
In November 2011, she joined the Ocular Genomics Institute, where she continues her research by studying the role of Complement System in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Dr. Heran Getachew received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Florida in September 2019. Her dissertation work focused on the intracellular survival mechanisms of an oral bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis, within cardiovascular cells in the context of atherosclerosis. She joined the Ocular Genomics Institute in November 2019 to study extracellular vesicles as a biomarker for retinal degenerations.Heran_Getachew@meei.harvard.edu