Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Distinguished 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

Xiao, Dequan, et al. “Inverse molecular design in a tight-binding framework.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 129, no. 4, July 2008, p. 044106. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.2955756. Full Text

Parks, Jerry M., et al. “Hepatitis C virus NS5B polymerase: QM/MM calculations show the important role of the internal energy in ligand binding.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 112, no. 10, Mar. 2008, pp. 3168–76. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp076885j. Full Text

Zuber, Gérard, et al. “Exploring the optical activity tensor by anisotropic Rayleigh optical activity scattering.Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, vol. 9, no. 2, Feb. 2008, pp. 265–71. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cphc.200700660. Full Text

Beratan, David N., and Ilya A. Balabin. “Heme-copper oxidases use tunneling pathways.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 105, no. 2, Jan. 2008, pp. 403–04. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.0711343105. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “A molecular double slit paradigm.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 963, no. 2, Dec. 2007, pp. 809–12. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.2836214. Full Text

Skourtis, Spiros S., and David N. Beratan. “Biochemistry. Photosynthesis from the protein's perspective.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 316, no. 5825, May 2007, pp. 703–04. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1142330. Full Text

Zöllner, Andy, et al. “Protein phosphorylation and intermolecular electron transfer: a joint experimental and computational study of a hormone biosynthesis pathway.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 129, no. 14, Apr. 2007, pp. 4206–16. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja064803j. Full Text

Prytkova, Tatiana R., et al. “Coupling coherence distinguishes structure sensitivity in protein electron transfer.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 315, no. 5812, Feb. 2007, pp. 622–25. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1134862. Full Text

Prytkova, Tatiana R., et al. “Photoselected electron transfer pathways in DNA photolyase.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 104, no. 3, Jan. 2007, pp. 802–07. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.0605319104. Full Text