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María Ana Castro
Position: Research Staff of CONICET (Assistant Investigator)
Laboratory or research group: Chemistry and Raman Spectroscopy.
Tel: 5411 4576-3378/80 ext. 119 Fax: 5411 4576-3341
E-mail: macastro@qi.fcen.uba.ar

Studies in Chemistry: MSc in Chemistry (Licenciada), School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004. PhD in Chemistry, School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010.
Postdoc: School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010-2013.
Teaching Positions: Senior Teaching Assistant, School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, since 2007.
Position at CONICET: Assistant Investigator
Topics of interest: Biophysical Chemistry, nanotechnology, Raman spectroscopy.

 
 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
• Coupling of tyrosine deprotonation and axial ligand exchange in nitrocytochrome c“, Capdevila, D.; Alvarez-Paggi, D.; Castro, M.A.; Tórtora, V.; Demicheli, V.; Estrín, D.A.; Radi, R.; Murgida, D.H,. Chemm.Comm., 2014, 50, 2592-2594.
• Effect of the Protonation Degree of a Self-Assembled Monolayer on the Immobilization Dynamics of a [NiFe] Hydrogenase“, Utesch, T.; Millo, D.; Castro, M.A.; Hildebrandt, P.; Zebger, I.; Mroginski, M.A. Langmuir, 2013, 29, 673-682.
• Electronic delocalization in Coordination Polymers Based on Bimetallic Carboxylates“, Castro, M.A.; Roitberg, A.E.; Cukiernik, F.D. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2013, 9, 2609-2616.

MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS:
• Electrostatically Driven Second-Sphere Ligand Switch between High and Low Reorganization Energy Forms of Native Cytochrome c“, Alvarez-Paggi, D.; Castro, M.A.; Tórtora, V.; Castro, L.; Radi, R.; Murgida, D.H. JACS, 2013, 135, 4389-4397.
Simulation of Mesogenic Diruthenium Tetracarboxylates: Development of a Force Field for Coordination Polymers of the MMX type“, Castro, M.A.; Roitberg, A.E.; Cukiernik, F.D. Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2013, 34, 1283-1290.
• Theoretical and experimental studies of diruthenium tetracarboxylates structure, spectroscopy and electrochemistry“, Castro, María Ana; Roitberg, Adrian E.; Cukiernik, Fabio D. Inorganic chemistry, 2008, 47, 4682-4690.