Jing Chen, PhD

Dr. Chen is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD degree from Boston University and completed her postdoctoral training in ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Chen’s previous work focused on retinal vascular biology to understand the causes and identify potential therapies to treat pathologic blood vessel growth in eye diseases, including the wet form of AMD. More recently, her lab started working on the mechanisms that link oxidative stress and photoreceptor loss and dysfunction, with the goal of identifying ways to target the underlying processes to prevent photoreceptor and RPE loss in dry AMD.