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

Lewis, FD, Liu, J, Weigel, W, Rettig, W, Kurnikov, IV, and Beratan, DN. "Donor-bridge-acceptor energetics determine the distance dependence of electron tunneling in DNA." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99.20 (October 1, 2002): 12536-12541. Full Text

Liang, Z-X, Nocek, JM, Huang, K, Hayes, RT, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, and Hoffman, BM. "Dynamic docking and electron transfer between Zn-myoglobin and cytochrome b(5)." J Am Chem Soc 124.24 (June 19, 2002): 6849-6859.

Kurnikov, IV, Tong, GSM, Madrid, M, and Beratan, DN. "Hole size and energetics in double helical DNA: Competition between quantum delocalization and solvation localization." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106.1 (2002): 7-10. Full Text

Tong, GSM, Kurnikov, IV, and Beratan, DN. "Tunneling energy effects on GC oxidation in DNA." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106.9 (2002): 2381-2392. Full Text

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