Daniela Ferrara received her medical degree suma cum laude from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the most prestigious universities in South America. During medical school, she joined a research group from the Biophysics Institute and conducted laboratory research projects on macromolecular metabolism. She completed a surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at the same University, followed by a Master’s Degree in Ophthalmology. Dr. Ferrara completed her training at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, achieving a PhD degree in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. Dr. Ferrara moved to the United States in 2006 to complete a research fellowship in Medical Retina at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital affiliated to New York University, and since then she has been working on multimodal imaging analysis for clinical trials on retinal diseases. Dr. Ferrara’s training and career are shaped to bring together basic research and clinical challenges.
Dr. Ferrara’s major research interests include imaging of the posterior segment of the eye, and multimodal imaging analysis on pathological conditions of the vitreous, retina and choroid. As Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Ferrara is currently involved with the Optical Coherence Tomography Team at the New England Eye Center, a multidisciplinary group that promotes the scientific contribution on a clinical setting between retina specialists and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As Associate Medical Director in the Clinical Science team of Genentech, one of the largest biotech companies worldwide, Dr. Ferrara participates in the development and execution of the clinical initiatives within the Clinical Ophthalmology group. She is a key contributor in building an integrated plan to late product development, providing support and clinical guidance, and assessing future opportunities to advance the science and address unmet needs in Ophthalmology.