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

Parks, JM, Kondru, RK, Hua, H, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "Hepatitis C virus NS5B polymerase: Important roles of the internal energy and van der Waals interactions from QM/MM calculations." J.Phys.Chem.B 112 (2008): 3168-3176. (Academic Article)

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. "A molecular double slit paradigm." Aip Conference Proceedings 963.2 (December 1, 2007): 809-812. Full Text

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

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

Keinan, S, Hu, X, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "Designing molecules with optimal properties using the linear combination of atomic potentials approach in an AM1 semiempirical framework." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A 111.1 (January 2007): 176-181. 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