Luciana Balboa

Luciana Balboa

Associate Researcher

Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y Sida (INBIRS), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina

Tel: 54-(11)-4805-5759 ext. 240






Network Associate


Research Keywords: 

Immunometabolism, Pleural Effusions, TB



Luciana Balboa is a Biomedical Researcher in the area of Infectious Diseases at the Institute for Biomedical Research on Retroviruses and AIDS (INBIRS), affiliated with the University of Buenos Aires - CONICET in Argentina. Her team is dedicated to enhancing our fundamental comprehension of the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Over the past years, her focus has been on studying the immunometabolic aspects of tuberculosis. Notably, she established the first French-Argentine International Associated Laboratory devoted to tuberculosis research, particularly in the context of HIV co-infection. Apart from her research commitments, she serves as the current co-president of the Academia Joven de Argentina and is an active member of Academia Joven Global, both organizations striving to amplify the voices of young scientists worldwide. Furthermore, she holds a position as a board member of CoARA, a global coalition dedicated to reforming Research Assessment practices. Luciana has also served as a member and secretary of the Latin American Society of Tuberculosis and other Mycobacteriosis.


Related Websites: 


Global Young Academy



Key Publications:

Available on PubMed