Federico Blanco

Federico Carlos Blanco


Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Email: blanco.federico@inta.gob.ar 






Network Associate


Research Keywords: 

Bovine TB



I am an ECR from INTA Argentina working in bovine TB (bTB). I am focused in the study of the interaction within the mycobacteria and the bovine immune system. My other areas of expertise are biomarkers of infection and protection in bTB and the evaluation of attenuated mutants of M. bovis as candidate vaccines.


Key Publications:

  • Identifying Bacterial and Host Factors Involved in the Interaction of Mycobacterium bovis with the Bovine Innate Immune Cells. Blanco FC, Gravisaco MJ, Bigi MM, García EA, Marquez C, McNeil M, Jackson M, Bigi F. Front Immunol. 2021 Jul 15;12:674643. doi:  0.3389/fimmu.2021.674643. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34335572
  • Identification of potential biomarkers of disease progression in bovine tuberculosis. Blanco FC, Bigi F, Soria MA. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2014 Aug 15;160(3-4):177-83. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2014.04.008. Epub 2014 May 6. PMID: 24856732
  • Mycobacterium bovis Δmce2 double deletion mutant protects cattle against challenge with virulent M. bovis. Blanco FC, Bianco MV, Garbaccio S, Meikle V, Gravisaco MJ, Montenegro V, Alfonseca E, Singh M, Barandiaran S, Canal A, Vagnoni L, Buddle BM, Bigi F, Cataldi A. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2013 May;93(3):363-72. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2013.02.004. Epub 2013 Mar 19. PMID: 23518075
  • Transcriptional response of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from cattle infected with Mycobacterium bovis. Blanco FC, Soria M, Bianco MV, Bigi F. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41066. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041066. Epub 2012 Jul 16. PMID: 22815916
  • Increased IL-17 expression is associated with pathology in a bovine model of tuberculosis. Blanco FC, Bianco MV, Meikle V, Garbaccio S, Vagnoni L, Forrellad M, Klepp LI, Cataldi AA, Bigi F. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011 Jan;91(1):57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2010.11.007. Epub 2010 Dec 24. PMID: 21185783