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

Wolfgang, J, Risser, SM, Priyadarshy, S, and Beratan, DN. "Secondary structure conformations and long range electronic interactions in oligopeptides." J. Phys. Chem. B. 101 (1997): 2987-2991. (Academic Article)

Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer contact maps." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 101.7 (1997): 1215-1234.

Nocek, JM, Zhou, JS, De Forest, S, Priyadarshy, S, Beratan, DN, Onuchic, JN, and Hoffman, BM. "Theory and Practice of Electron Transfer within Proteinminus signProtein Complexes: Application to the Multidomain Binding of Cytochrome c by Cytochrome c Peroxidase." Chem Rev 96.7 (November 7, 1996): 2459-2490.

Priyadarshy, S, Risser, SM, and Beratan, DN. "DNA double helix mediated long range electron transfer." Int. J. Quantum Chem. Quantun Biol. Symp. 60 (1996): 65-71. (Academic Article)

Skourtis, SS, Onuchic, JN, and Beratan, DN. "A method to analyze multi-pathway effects on protein mediated donor-acceptor coupling interactions." Inorganica Chimica Acta 243.1-2 (1996): 167-175.

Priyadarshy, S, Risser, SM, and Beratan, DN. "DNA is not a molecular wire: Protein-like electron-transfer predicted for an extended π-electron system." Journal of Physical Chemistry 100.44 (1996): 17678-17682.

Priyadarshy, S, Skourtis, SS, Risser, SM, and Beratan, DN. "Bridge-mediated electronic interactions: Differences between Hamiltonian and Green function partitioning in a non-orthogonal basis." Journal of Chemical Physics 104.23 (1996): 9473-9481.

Kuhn, C, and Beratan, DN. "Inverse strategies for molecular design." Journal of Physical Chemistry 100.25 (1996): 10595-10599.