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

Yuan, L, Seo, J-S, Kang, NS, Keinan, S, Steele, SE, Michelotti, GA, Wetsel, WC, Beratan, DN, Gong, Y-D, Lee, TH, and Hong, J. "Identification of 3-hydroxy-2-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-ones as isoform-selective PKC-zeta inhibitors and potential therapeutics for psychostimulant abuse." Mol Biosyst 5.9 (September 2009): 927-930. Full Text

Balabin, IA, Yang, W, and Beratan, DN. "Coarse-grained modeling of allosteric regulation in protein receptors." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106.34 (August 25, 2009): 14253-14258. Full Text

Mukhopadhyay, P, Wipf, P, and Beratan, DN. "Optical signatures of molecular dissymmetry: combining theory with experiments to address stereochemical puzzles." Acc Chem Res 42.6 (June 16, 2009): 809-819. Full Text

Paul, A, Bezer, S, Venkatramani, R, Kocsis, L, Wierzbinski, E, Balaeff, A, Keinan, S, Beratan, DN, Achim, C, and Waldeck, DH. "Role of nucleobase energetics and nucleobase interactions in single-stranded peptide nucleic acid charge transfer." J Am Chem Soc 131.18 (May 13, 2009): 6498-6507. Full Text

Xiao, D, Skourtis, SS, Rubtsov, IV, and Beratan, DN. "Turning charge transfer on and off in a molecular interferometer with vibronic pathways." Nano Lett 9.5 (May 2009): 1818-1823. Full Text

Paul, , Bezer, S, Venkatramani, R, Kocsis, L, Wierzbinski, E, Balaeff, A, Keinan, S, Beratan, DN, Achim, C, and Waldeck, DH. "Role of Nucleobase Energetics in Single Stranded Peptide Nucleic Acid Charge Transfer." J. Am. Chem. Soc 131 (2009): 6498-6507. (Academic Article)

Hu, X, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "Emergent strategies for inverse molecular design." Science in China, Series B: Chemistry 52.11 (2009): 1769-1776. Full Text

Rinderspacher, BC, Andzelm, J, Rawlett, A, Dougherty, J, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "Discrete optimization of electronic hyperpolarizabilities in a chemical subspace." Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 5.12 (2009): 3321-3329. Full Text

Venkatramani, R, Zang, DY, Oh, C, Grote, J, and Beratan, D. "Photoconductivity and current-voltage characteristics of thin DNA films: Experiments and modeling." Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7403 (2009). Full Text

Skourtis, SS, Beratan, DN, Naaman, R, Nitzan, A, and Waldeck, DH. "Chiral control of electron transmission through molecules." Phys Rev Lett 101.23 (December 5, 2008): 238103-. Full Text