Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1526
(919 660-1605



Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1986

B.S., Duke University 1980

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Education, Inorganic, Nanoscience and Materials

Mukhopadhyay, P, Zuber, G, and Beratan, DN. "Characterizing aqueous solution conformations of a peptide backbone with theoretical analysis of the Raman optical activity spectra." Biophys. J. 95 (2008): 5574-5586. (Academic Article)

Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Biochemistry. Photosynthesis from the protein's perspective." Science 316.5825 (May 4, 2007): 703-704. Full Text

Zöllner, A, Pasquinelli, MA, Bernhardt, R, and Beratan, DN. "Protein phosphorylation and intermolecular electron transfer: a joint experimental and computational study of a hormone biosynthesis pathway." J Am Chem Soc 129.14 (April 11, 2007): 4206-4216. Full Text

Prytkova, TR, Kurnikov, IV, and Beratan, DN. "Coupling coherence distinguishes structure sensitivity in protein electron transfer." Science 315.5812 (February 2, 2007): 622-625. Full Text

Prytkova, TR, Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Photoselected electron transfer pathways in DNA photolyase." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104.3 (January 16, 2007): 802-807. Full Text

Mukhopadhyay, P, Zuber, G, Wipf, P, and Beratan, DN. "Contribution of a solute's chiral solvent imprint to optical rotation." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 46.34 (2007): 6450-6452. Full Text

Skourtis, SS, Prytkova, T, and Beratan, DN. "Flavin Charge Transfer Transitions Assist DNA Photolyase Electron Transfer." AIP Conf Proc 963 (2007): 674-677. Full Text

Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "A molecular double slit paradigm." AIP Conference Proceedings 963.2 (2007): 809-812. Full Text

Mukhopadhyay, P, Zuber, G, Goldsmith, M-R, Wipf, P, and Beratan, DN. "Solvent effect on optical rotation: A case study of methyloxirane in water." Chemphyschem 7.12 (December 11, 2006): 2483-2486. Full Text