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

Bai, Shuming, et al. “Quantum interferences among Dexter energy transfer pathways..” Faraday Discussions, May 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9fd00007k. Full Text

Michaeli, Karen, et al. “Voltage-induced long-range coherent electron transfer through organic molecules..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 13, Mar. 2019, pp. 5931–36. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1816956116. Full Text

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “Charge Transfer between [4Fe4S] Proteins and DNA Is Unidirectional: Implications for Biomolecular Signaling..” Chem, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 122–37. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2018.09.026. Full Text

Seefeldt, Lance C., et al. “Control of electron transfer in nitrogenase..” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, vol. 47, Dec. 2018, pp. 54–59. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.08.011. Full Text

Skourtis, Spiros S., and David N. Beratan. “Editorial overview: Biological pathways for electrons, protons and photo-excitations..” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, vol. 47, Dec. 2018, pp. A1–3. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.09.023. Full Text

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “A single AT-GC exchange can modulate charge transfer-induced p53-DNA dissociation..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 55, no. 2, Dec. 2018, pp. 206–09. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8cc09048c. Full Text

Peters, John W., et al. “A new era for electron bifurcation..” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, vol. 47, Dec. 2018, pp. 32–38. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.07.026. Full Text

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “Electron transfer characteristics of 2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro-arabinonucleic acid, a nucleic acid with enhanced chemical stability..” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 20, no. 41, Nov. 2018, pp. 26063–67. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8cp04816a. Full Text

Bloom, Brian P., et al. “Directing Charge Transfer in Quantum Dot Assemblies..” Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 51, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 2565–73. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00355. Full Text

Ma, Zheng, et al. “A Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics Study of Infrared Perturbed Electron Transfer..” Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 14, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 4818–32. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00001. Full Text


Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “Single-and Multi-Electron Transfer Processes.” Electron Transfer in Chemistry, vol. 1, 2008, pp. 109–25. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527618248.ch3. Full Text