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

Jones, ML, Kurnikov, IV, and Beratan, DN. "The nature of tunneling pathway and average packing density models for protein-mediated electron transfer." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 106.10 (2002): 2002-2006. Full Text

Lewis, FD, Liu, J, Weigel, W, Retting, W, Kurnikov, IV, and Beratan, DN. "Tunneling energy controls DNA electron transfer distance dependence." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 99 (2002): 12536-12541. (Academic Article)

Beratan, DN, Kondru, RK, and Wipf, P. "Optical activity: From structure - Function to structure prediction." ACS Symposium Series 810 (2002): 104-118.

Specht, KM, Nam, J, Ho, DM, Berova, N, Kondru, RK, Beratan, DN, Wipf, P, Pascal, RA, and Kahne, D. "Determining absolute configuration in flexible molecules: a case study." J Am Chem Soc 123.37 (September 19, 2001): 8961-8966.

Kurnikov, IV, Charnley, AK, and Beratan, DN. "From ATP to electron transfer: Electrostatics and free-energy transduction in nitrogenase." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105.23 (2001): 5359-5367. Full Text

Perry, TL, Dickerson, A, Khan, AA, Kondru, RK, Beratan, DN, Wipf, P, Kelly, M, and Hamann, MT. "New peroxylactones from the Jamaican sponge Plakinastrella onkodes, with inhibitory activity against the AIDS opportunistic parasitic infection Toxoplasma gondii." Tetrahedron 57.8 (2001): 1483-1487. Full Text

Kondru, RK, Beratan, DN, Friestad, GK, Smith, AB, and Wipf, P. "Chiral action at a distance: remote substituent effects on the optical activity of calyculins A and B." Org Lett 2.11 (June 1, 2000): 1509-1512.

Babini, E, Bertini, I, Borsari, M, Capozzi, F, Luchinat, C, Zhang, X, Moura, GLC, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, Ponce, A, Bilio, AJD, Winkler, JR, and Gray, HB. "Bond-mediated electron tunneling in ruthenium-modified high-potential iron-sulfur protein [13]." Journal of the American Chemical Society 122.18 (2000): 4532-4533. Full Text

Liang, Z-X, Nocek, JM, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, and Hoffman, BM. "Electrostatic control of electron transfer between myoglobin and cytochrome b5: Effect of methylating the heme propionates of Zn-myoglobin [16]." Journal of the American Chemical Society 122.14 (2000): 3552-3553. Full Text

Ribe, S, Kondru, RK, Beratan, DN, and Wipf, P. "Optical rotation computation, total synthesis, and stereochemistry assignment of the marine natural product pitiamide A." Journal of the American Chemical Society 122.19 (2000): 4608-4617. Full Text