Faculty Profiles

Alvin L. Crumbliss
University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
2104 French Family Science Center, Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0354
(919) 660-1540



Ph.D., Northwestern University 1968

B.A., Knox College 1964

Research Areas:
Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Inorganic

Harrington, James M., et al. “The kinetics of dimethylhydroxypyridinone interactions with iron(iii) and the catalysis of iron(iii) ligand exchange reactions: implications for bacterial iron transport and combination chelation therapies..” Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), vol. 47, no. 20, May 2018, pp. 6954–64. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8dt01329b. Full Text

Ciferri, Alberto, and Alvin L. Crumbliss. “The Assembling and Contraction Mechanisms of Striated Muscles..” Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 6, Jan. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.3389/fchem.2018.00570. Full Text

Strader, Michael Brad, et al. “Engineering oxidative stability in human hemoglobin based on the Hb providence (βK82D) mutation and genetic cross-linking..” The Biochemical Journal, vol. 474, no. 24, Dec. 2017, pp. 4171–92. Epmc, doi:10.1042/bcj20170491. Full Text

Gupta, Ajay, et al. “Ferrous iron content of intravenous iron formulations..” Biometals : An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine, vol. 29, no. 3, June 2016, pp. 411–15. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10534-016-9923-7. Full Text

Crumbliss, Alvin L., et al. “Preface. Biometals 2014--Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium Biometals 2014 at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA..” Biometals : An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine, vol. 28, no. 3, June 2015. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10534-015-9854-8. Full Text

Crumbliss, A. L., et al. “Preface.” Biometals, vol. 28, no. 3, 2015. Scival, doi:10.1007/s10534-015-9854-8. Full Text

Banerjee, Sambuddha, et al. “Bordetella pertussis FbpA binds both unchelated iron and iron siderophore complexes..” Biochemistry, vol. 53, no. 24, June 2014, pp. 3952–60. Epmc, doi:10.1021/bi5002823. Full Text

Mollan, Todd L., et al. “Redox properties of human hemoglobin in complex with fractionated dimeric and polymeric human haptoglobin..” Free Radical Biology & Medicine, vol. 69, Apr. 2014, pp. 265–77. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.01.030. Full Text

Miller, Eric P., et al. “Surface-bound iron: a metal ion buffer in the marine brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus?.” Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 65, no. 2, Feb. 2014, pp. 585–94. Epmc, doi:10.1093/jxb/ert406. Full Text

Weerasinghe, Aruna J., et al. “Borate as a synergistic anion for Marinobacter algicola ferric binding protein, FbpA: a role for boron in iron transport in marine life..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 39, Oct. 2013, pp. 14504–07. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja406609s. Full Text


Crumbliss, A. L. “Aqueous solution equilibrium and kinetic studies of iron siderophore and model siderophore complexes.” Handbook of Microbial Iron Chelates (1991), 2017, pp. 177–234. Scopus, doi:10.1201/9780203712368. Full Text