Guillermo Raul Castro, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Nanobiomaterials Laboratory, CINDEFI
Institution
National University of La Plata
Address
Calle 50 y 115
C.P. 1900
City
La Plata
Country
Argentina
Phone
+54 (221) 483 37 94 ext. 132
E-mail
grcastro[at]gmail.com
Website
http://cindefi.quimica.unlp.edu.ar/?language=en
Research Field
Nanotechnology
Award Year
1996
Country Of Origin
Argentina
Mentor Name
Alexander Klibanov, Ph.D.

Research

The aim of Nanobiomaterial lab at National Univ of La Plata is focus on the development of molecular controlled release scaffolds based on biopolymers. Natural and/or modified biopolymers were used to develop films and micro- and nano-spheres containing molecules of interest (e.g. anticancer drugs, antiobiotics, enzymes). Spectroscopy and microscopy analysis were used to determine interaction between matrix components and with the environment. “Smart” (temperature and/or pH) sensitive gels containing superparamagetic nanoparticles were used to deliver the drug to appropriate targets are under study.