Lab members

Yuming ChenYuming Chen, MD

Research Assistant

Collaborate with other lab members on various studies on Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
Laboratory maintenance


Reena GuptaReena Gupta, MD

Clinical Research Fellow
Cornea Fellow, Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Mechanisms elucidating the role of oxidative stress in Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy



VIridiana KocabaViridiana Kocaba, MD

Research Fellow
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Curriculum Vitae



Cailing LiuCailing Liu, PhD

Research Associate

Roles of DJ-1 and Nrf2 in the development of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
UVA irradiation-induced mouse model of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy


Taiga MiyajimaTaiga Miyajima, MD

Research Fellow

Role of reactive estrogen metabolites in initiating an estrogen genotoxic pathway that affects the cell survival and growth of corneal endothelial cells.


Shivakumar VasanthShivakumar Vasanth, PhD

Investigator, Mass Eye and Ear
Instructor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
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Elucidation of DNA damage and repair mechanisms in Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
Understanding molecular mechanisms that explain female predominance in FECD
Role of oxidative stress driven mitochondrial dysfunction and mitophagy in FECD


Tomas WhiteTomas White, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

The effects of oxidative stress on the activation of endothelial to mesenchymal transition in Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
Isolation and immortalization of primary corneal endothelial cells from donor corneas and FECD specimens