Roberto Guzman
(520) 621-6041


Dr. Guzman graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1988 and joined the department the following year. He completed his undergraduate work in his native Mexico and was afforded the opportunity to conduct research in France and Sweden when he received the International Fogarty Foundation Fellowships. His research interests include nanobiotechnology in DNA and protein in nanointerconnects and mathematical modeling.


Nanobiotechnology applications in DNA and protein nanointerconnects, affinity interaction technology in chromatography, precipitation and ultrafiltration for protein and metal ion isolation and purification, study and characterization of adsorption of proteins at interfaces, self-assembled monolayers, synthesis and modification of polymers, synthesis and development of reactive adsorptive surfaces and polymers, mathematical modeling.


Cheung, L. S. L., X. G. Zheng, A. Stopa, J. C. Baygents, R. Guzman, J. A. Schroeder, R. L. Heimark, and Y. Zohar. 2009. Detachment of captured cancer cells under flow acceleration in a bio-functionalized microchannel. Lab on a Chip 9: 1721-1731.

Guerrero-German, P., D. M. F. Prazeres, R. Guzman, R. M. Montesinos-Cisneros, and A. Tejeda-Mansir. 2009. Purification of plasmid DNA using tangential flow filtration and tandem anion-exchange membrane chromatography. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 32: 615-623.

Trzaskowski, B., R. Guzman, and L. Adamowicz. 2007. Cyclododecane and cyclotridecane complexes with cobalt as potent histidine chelators: A theoretical study. Polyhedron 26: 2477-2481.

Lee, L. M., R. L. Heimark, R. Guzman, J. C. Baygents, and Y. Zohar. 2006. Low melting point agarose as a protection layer in photolithographic patterning of aligned binary proteins. Lab on a Chip 6: 1080-1085.

Candia-Plata, M. D., J. Garcia, R. Guzman, J. Porath, and L. Vazquez-Moreno. 2006. Isolation of human serum immunoglobulins with a new salt-promoted adsorbent. Journal of Chromatography A 1118: 211-217.

Montesinos-Cisneros, R. M., J. Ortega, R. Guzman, and A. Tejeda-Mansir. 2006. Breakthrough performance of linear-DNA on ion-exchange membrane columns. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 29: 91-98.

Ramos-Clamont, G., R. Guzman, J. Winzerling, and L. Vazquez-Moreno. 2006. Salmonella choleraesuis and Escherichia coli K88 show lectin like activity to IgA Oligosaccharides. Faseb Journal 20: A57-A57.

Yang, Y., R. Guzman, P. A. Deymier, M. Umnov, J. Hoying, S. Raghavan, O. Palusinski, and B. J. J. Zelinski. 2005. Adsorption of a microtubule on a charged surface affects its disassembly dynamics. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 5: 2050-2056.

Montesinos, R. M., A. Tejeda-Mansir, R. Guzman, J. Ortega, and W. E. Schiesser. 2005. Analysis and simulation of frontal affinity chromatography of proteins. Separation and Purification Technology 42: 75-84.

Luz, L. V. M., N. Caceres-Carrizosa, M. D. R. Robles-Burgueno, J. Hernandez, and R. Guzman. 2004. Macroporous chitin membranes used as a hydrophobic interaction matrix for porcine immunoglobulin isolation. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 228: 079-AGFD.


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