Faculty Profiles

Katherine J. Franz
Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Chemistry
2103 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1541



Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2000

B.A., Wellesley College 1995

Research Areas:
Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic

Hyman, LM, and Franz, KJ. "Probing oxidative stress: Small molecule fluorescent sensors of metal ions, reactive oxygen species, and thiols." Coord Chem Rev 256.19-20 (October 1, 2012): 2333-2356. Full Text

Kielar, F, Helsel, ME, Wang, Q, and Franz, KJ. "Prochelator BHAPI protects cells against paraquat-induced damage by ROS-triggered iron chelation." Metallomics 4.9 (August 2012): 899-909. Full Text

Rubino, JT, and Franz, KJ. "Coordination chemistry of copper proteins: how nature handles a toxic cargo for essential function." J Inorg Biochem 107.1 (February 2012): 129-143. (Review) Full Text

Franz, KJ. "Application of inorganic chemistry for non-cancer therapeutics." Dalton Transactions 41.21 (2012): 6333-6334. Full Text

Leed, MGD, Wolkow, N, Pham, DM, Daniel, CL, Dunaief, JL, and Franz, KJ. "Prochelators triggered by hydrogen peroxide provide hexadentate iron coordination to impede oxidative stress." J Inorg Biochem 105.9 (September 2011): 1161-1172. Full Text

Haas, KL, Putterman, AB, White, DR, Thiele, DJ, and Franz, KJ. "Model peptides provide new insights into the role of histidine residues as potential ligands in human cellular copper acquisition via Ctr1." J Am Chem Soc 133.12 (March 30, 2011): 4427-4437. Full Text

Ciesienski, KL, and Franz, KJ. "Keys for unlocking photolabile metal-containing cages." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 50.4 (January 24, 2011): 814-824. (Review) Full Text