Faculty Profiles

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

Overview

Education:

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

Berlin, YA, Kurnikov, IV, Ratner, MA, Burin, AL, and Beratan, DN. "DNA electron transfer processes: Some theoretical notions." Top. Curr. Chem. 237 (2004): 1-36. (Academic Article)

Jianping, L, and Beratan, DN. "Tunneling while pulling: The dependence of tunneling current on end-to-end distance in a flexible molecule." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 108.26 (2004): 5655-5661. Full Text

Goldsmith, M-R, Jayasuriya, N, Beratan, DN, and Wipf, P. "Erratum: Optical rotation of noncovalent aggregates (Journal of the American Chemical Society (2003) 125 (15696-15697))." Journal of the American Chemical Society 126.30 (2004): 9464--. Full Text

Goldsmith, M-R, Jayasuriya, N, Beratan, DN, and Wipf, P. "Optical rotation of noncovalent aggregates." Journal of the American Chemical Society 125.51 (December 2003): 15696-15697. Full Text

Perry, JL, Christensen, T, Goldsmith, MR, Toone, EJ, Beratan, DN, and Simon, JD. "A protein-ligand ion pair stabilizes the binding of Ochratoxin A to human serum albumin." J. Phys. Chem. B. 107 (2003): 7884-7888. (Academic Article)

Perry, JL, Christensen, T, Goldsmith, MR, Toone, EJ, Beratan, DN, and Simon, JD. "Binding of ochratoxin a to human serum albumin stabilized by a protein-ligand ion pair." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107.31 (2003): 7884-7888.

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

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