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Roberto Etchenique

Position: Research Staff of CONICET (Principal Investigator).
Laboratory or research group:
Molecular Devices Lab.
Tel: 5411 4576-3378/89 ext. 225 - Fax: 5411 4576-3341
E-mail: rober@qi.fcen.uba.ar
Website: www.neuro.qi.fcen.uba.ar

Studies in Chemistry: MSc in Chemistry (Licenciado), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994.
PhD in Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998.
Teaching Positions: Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires.
Position at CONICET: Principal Investigator.
Topics of interest: Bioanalytical chemistry. Caged Compounds. Chemistry applied to Neurosciences. Advanced Instrumentation.
Awards and Recognitions:

2003 Fulbright Fellow

• "Caged aminoacids for visible light photodelivery". Marcelo Salierno, Cecilia Fameli, Roberto Etchenique, Eur.J.Inorg.Chem. 2008, 1125-1128.
• "Ruthenium(II) 2,2'-bipyridyl tetrakis-acetonitrile undergoes selective axial photocleavage". Agustín Petroni, Leonardo Slep, Roberto Etchenique, Inorg.Chem. 47, 3, 2008, 951-956.
• "Photorelease of GABA with visible light using an inorganic caging group”. Emiliano M. Rial Verde, Leonardo Zayat, Roberto Etchenique and Rafael Yuste, Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 2008 2:2, doi: 10.3389/neuro.04.002.2008.

• "A New Inorganic Photolabile Protecting Groupfor Highly Efficient Visible Light GABA Uncaging". L. Zayat, M. G. Noval, J. Campi, C. I. Calero, D. J. Calvo, R. Etchenique, ChemBioChem, 8, 17, 2007, 2035-2038.
• "1D And 2D Temperature Imaging With A Fluorescent Ruthenium Complex". Oscar Filevich and Roberto Etchenique, Anal.Chem. 2006, 78,7499-7503.
• “A New Strategy For Neurochemical Photodelivery: Metal-Ligand Heterolytic Cleavage”. L.Zayat, C.Calero, P.Albores, L.Baraldo and R.Etchenique, J.Am.Chem.Soc, 2003, 125 (4), 882.