Dr. Maria J. Buzon, Ph.D. has been involved in HIV for several years, with extensive training inmolecular biology and virology and a strong interest in translational research. She obtained her PhD at the AIDS Research Institute, Irsicaixa in Barcelona, and her postdoctoral training at the Ragon Institute of the Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard, where after 3 years she was promoted to Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.

Her work on HIV persistence has been presented in several conferences and has been reflected in 46 peer-reviewed publications, including 15 articles as first author in high impact journals as Nature Medicine, Nature Communications and Science of Translational Medicine, among others. She also has contributed to innovation with 2 research patents.

Since 2015, Dr. Buzon is leading the “Translational Laboratory in HIV/STI” located in the Vall d´Hebrón Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona. Her research investigations are now focused on the characterization of new cellular reservoirs, the identification of novel LRAs with different actions on CD4 subpopulations, and the design of new immune-targeted approximations aimed at depleting the latent reservoir.

Dr. Buzon is a member of scientific committees for congresses (GeSIDA and the HIV Cure and Reservoir Symposium) and a member of the BEAT-HIV Delaney Collaboratory Group (International Study Group in HIV reservoirs).

In addition, she has been a recipient of several awards including the “CFAR Young Investigator Award” and the “International Raising Talents2016” award from the L´Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Foundation.