Journal of Ophthalmic Science

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Ophthalmic Science-Retina research-Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez

united states

State University of New York Buffalo


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Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez


Medical Research
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Building 20
3495 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215

Research Interests:

  • Retina research
  • photoreceptor biology
  • interphotoreceptor matrix
  • ophthalmic pathology


Awards and honors:

  • 1976- Maryland Academy of Science, Student Research Award.
  • 1978- Mellon Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant.
  • 1978- Phi Beta Kappa.
  • 1980- Highest Honors in Biochemistry, Clark University.
  • 1980-American Institute of Chemists Award, Most Outstanding Senior Graduating in  Chemistry.
  • 1980- Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship.
  • 1983- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Student Travel Fellowship.
  • 1984- Pharmacia Travel Fellow, Sixth International Congress of Eye Research,  Alicante, Spain.
  • 1985-Mead Johnson Award, Overall Excellence of Research, National Student Research Forum.
  • 1985- The Most Outstanding Presentation, Annual Retreat of the Medical Scientist Training Program, Baylor.
  • 1986- Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation.
  • 2005- Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology
  • 2008, 2009 Visiting Professor, Mediterranean Ophthalmology Foundation, and Department of Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, Valencia, Spain.
  • 2011: Visiting Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Kyung-Hee Univ, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2011- First Place Poster Award.  Novel Strategy for Targeted Gene Delivery to the Developing Xenopus Retina In Vivo. Upstate New York Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
  • 2011- present: Consulting Ophthalmic Pathologist for the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) histology slide program.