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

Rubino, JT, Riggs-Gelasco, P, and Franz, KJ. "Methionine motifs of copper transport proteins provide general and flexible thioether-only binding sites for Cu(I) and Ag(I)." J Biol Inorg Chem 15.7 (September 2010): 1033-1049. Full Text

Ciesienski, KL, Hyman, LM, Derisavifard, S, and Franz, KJ. "Toward the detection of cellular copper(II) by a light-activated fluorescence increase." Inorg Chem 49.15 (August 2, 2010): 6808-6810. Full Text

Perez, LR, and Franz, KJ. "Minding metals: tailoring multifunctional chelating agents for neurodegenerative disease." Dalton Trans 39.9 (March 7, 2010): 2177-2187. Full Text

Hyman, LM, Stephenson, CJ, Dickens, MG, Shimizu, KD, and Franz, KJ. "Toward the development of prochelators as fluorescent probes of copper-mediated oxidative stress." Dalton Trans 2 (January 14, 2010): 568-576. Full Text

Dickens, MG, and Franz, KJ. "A prochelator activated by hydrogen peroxide prevents metal-induced amyloid Beta aggregation." Chembiochem 11.1 (January 4, 2010): 59-62. Full Text

Crider, SE, Holbrook, RJ, and Franz, KJ. "Coordination of platinum therapeutic agents to met-rich motifs of human copper transport protein1." Metallomics 2.1 (January 2010): 74-83. Full Text

Franz, KJ, and He, C. "The highways and byways of bioinorganic chemistry." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 14.2 (2010): 208-210. Full Text

Ciesienski, KL, Hyman, LM, Yang, DT, Haas, KL, Dickens, MG, Holbrook, RJ, and Franz, KJ. "A photo-caged platinum(II) complex that increases cytotoxicity upon light activation." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 15 (2010): 2224-2228. Full Text

Tangen, E, Conradie, J, Franz, K, Friedle, S, Telser, J, Lippard, SJ, and Ghosh, A. "Electronic structure of a paramagnetic {MNO}6 complex: MnNO 5,5-tropocoronand." Inorganic Chemistry 49.6 (2010): 2701-2705. Full Text