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Associate researchers

Gustavo Zúñiga Navarro

Phone(s): (56- 2) 2718 1123
Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Química y Biologia, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Avda. Libertador Bernardo OHiggins 3363, Estación Central, Santiago, Chile.

Current Occupation

  • Associate researcher.

Professional Degree

  • Professor of Chemistry and Biology, 1983.
  • PhD in Biological Sciences, University of Chile, 1997.

Research Areas

  • Nanobiomed.
  • Plant Biotechnology.


  1. K. Manquián-Cerda, E. Cruces, M. Escudey, G. Zúñiga, R. Calderón
    Interactive effects of aluminum and cadmium on phenolic compounds, antioxidant enzyme activity and oxidative stress in blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) plantlets cultivated in vitro
    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 150, 320-326

  1. G.E. Zúñiga, A. Tapia, A. Arenas, R.A. Contreras, G. Zúñiga-Libano
    Phytochemistry and biological properties of Aristotelia chilensis a Chilean blackberry: a review
    Phytochem Rev (2017) 16:1081–1094
  2. H. Köhler, R.A. Contreras, M. Pizarro, R. Cortés-Antíquera, G.E. Zúñiga
    Antioxidant Responses Induced by UVB Radiation in Deschampsia antarctica Desv.
    Front. Plant Sci. 8:921 | Published 31 May 2017
  3. M. Agurto, R.O. Schlechter, G. Armijo, E. Solano, C. Serrano, R.A. Contreras, G.E. Zúñiga, P. Arce-Johnson
    RUN1 and REN1 Pyramiding in Grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv. Crimson Seedless) Displays an Improved Defense Response Leading to Enhanced Resistance to Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator)
    Front. Plant Sci. 8:758 | Published 12 May 2017

  1. K. Manquián-Cerda,M. Escudey, G. Zúñiga, N. Arancibia-Miranda, M. Molina, E. Cruces
    Effect of cadmium on phenolic compounds, antioxidant enzyme activity and oxidative stress in blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) plantlets grown in vitro
    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 133 (2016) 316-326 | Published Nov
  2. A. Espinoza, R. Contreras, G.E. Zúñiga, R. Herrera, M.A. Moya-León, L. Norambuena, M. Handford
    FcLDP1, a Gene Encoding a Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) Domain Protein, Responds to Brassinosteroids and Abscisic Acid during the Development of Fruits in Fragaria chiloensis
    Front. Plant Sci. 7:788; Published 14 Jun 2016
  3. M.B. Ashcroft, A. Casanova-Katny, K. Mengersen, T.N. Rosenstiel, J.D. Turnbull, J. Wasley, M.J. Waterman, G.E. Zúñiga, S.A. Robinson
    Bayesian methods for comparing species physiological and ecological response curves
    Ecological Informatics 34 (2016) 35-43; Published Jun 2016


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