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José Fernández-Romero, PhD

Senior Scientist

Technical Area Focus:
Preclinical research and testing

Dr. Fernández-Romero works in the Council’s pre-clinical virology group, primarily screening potential microbicide formulations and conducting extensive testing of lead microbicide candidates to identify those that are safe and potentially efficacious against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). By focusing on in vitro (cell-based) and in vivo (animal) studies, he and his team initiate research and development process, seeking new preventive measures against some of the most pervasive sexually transmitted viral infections. Dr. Fernández-Romero holds a BS in Microbiology and an MS in Virology from the University of Havana and a PhD in health sciences from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina.


Population Council
Center for Biomedical Research
1230 York Avenue
New York, New York 10065
United States