Marcelo I. Guzman is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the University of Kentucky. In 2013, he received a NSF CAREER award. He earned his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, 2006) working with Michael R. Hoffmann. He holds a Licentiate in Chemistry degree from National University of Tucuman, Argentina (2000). He received undergraduate and graduate research fellowships from the Research Council of the National University of Tucuman (1999 to 2002), to perform in various research projects in the Organic Chemistry Department. In 2001, he was awarded The Argentine Chemical Society award and the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) offered him a fellowship as the top ranked Chemistry graduate. In 2002, he was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) working on Paper and Photograph Conservation in the Sherman Fairchild Center. Then, he accepted a Fellowship from Caltech to pursue Ph.D. studies. For his postdoctoral experience he joined the Origins of Life Initiative at Harvard University as an Origins Fellow.