General Objectives

The Ferreyra Institute was founded in 1948 as a nonprofit private institution devoted to scientific research and training on medical sciences. This research, expert analyses, and the resulting knowledge enable us, and society as a whole to work together for the advancement of the nation.

Researchers and members of the board of directors include experts in the areas of cell and molecular biology, biophysics, physiology and behavioral analysis, among others.


To establish ourselves as a recognized institution at a national and global level in the matters of training of biomedical sciences researchers and the generation of excellence of knowledge.  


To promote and share the knowledge acquired for the benefit of society.

Institutional Support

Researchers at the Institute are supported by national agencies such as CONICET,  FONCyT and SecYT, and also by international institutions like the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).