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

Liang, Zhao-Xun, et al. “Dynamic docking and electron-transfer between cytochrome b5 and a suite of myoglobin surface-charge mutants. Introduction of a functional-docking algorithm for protein-protein complexes.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 9, Mar. 2004, pp. 2785–98. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja038163l. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., et al. “Loss of Pathway Coherence in Inelastic Bridge-mediated Electron Transfer.” J. Phys. Chem. B, vol. 108, 2004, pp. 15511–18.

Goldsmith, Michael-Rock, et al. “Optical rotation of noncovalent aggregates.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 125, no. 51, Dec. 2003, pp. 15696–97. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0376893. Full Text

Perry, J. L., et al. “Binding of ochratoxin a to human serum albumin stabilized by a protein-ligand ion pair.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 107, no. 31, Aug. 2003, pp. 7884–88. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp034783x. Full Text

Perry, J. L., et al. “A protein-ligand ion pair stabilizes the binding of Ochratoxin A to human serum albumin.” J. Phys. Chem. B., vol. 107, 2003, pp. 7884–88.

Lewis, Frederick D., et al. “Donor-bridge-acceptor energetics determine the distance dependence of electron tunneling in DNA.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 99, no. 20, Oct. 2002, pp. 12536–41. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.192432899. Full Text

Liang, Zhao-Xun, et al. “Dynamic docking and electron transfer between Zn-myoglobin and cytochrome b(5).Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 124, no. 24, June 2002, pp. 6849–59. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0127032. Full Text

Jones, M. L., et al. “The nature of tunneling pathway and average packing density models for protein-mediated electron transfer.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 106, no. 10, Mar. 2002, pp. 2002–06. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp0133743. Full Text

Tong, G. S. M., et al. “Tunneling energy effects on GC oxidation in DNA.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 106, no. 9, Mar. 2002, pp. 2381–92. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp013387g. Full Text