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

Roitberg, AE, Holden, MJ, Mayhew, MP, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, and Vilker, VL. "Binding and electron transfer between putidaredoxin and cytochrome P450cam. Theory and experiments." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 120.35 (September 9, 1998): 8927-8932. Full Text

Zusman, LD, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer in the photosynthetic reaction center: mechanistic implications of mutagenesis studies." Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 54A.9 (August 15, 1998): 1211-1218.

Kondru, RK, Wipf, P, and Beratan, DN. "Theory-assisted determination of absolute stereochemistry for complex natural products via computation of molar rotation angles [17]." Journal of the American Chemical Society 120.9 (1998): 2204-2205. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S, Risser, SM, and Beratan, DN. "DNA-mediated electron transfer." Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 3.2 (1998): 196-200. Full Text

Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Electron transfer mechanisms." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2.2 (1998): 235-243.

Kumar, K, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, Waldeck, DH, and Zimmt, MB. "Use of modern electron transfer theories to determine electronic coupling matrix elements in intramolecular systems." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 102.28 (1998): 5529-5541.

Beratan, DN, Priyadarshy, S, and Risser, SM. "DNA: wire or insulator?." Chemistry and Biology 4 (1997): 3-8. (Academic Article)

Wolfgang, J, Risser, SM, Priyadarshy, S, and Beratan, DN. "Secondary structure conformations and long range electronic interactions in oligopeptides." J. Phys. Chem. B. 101 (1997): 2987-2991. (Academic Article)