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

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “High and low resolution theories of protein electron transfer.” Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 2, no. 3, Jan. 1997, pp. 378–86. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s007750050147. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “DNA: Insulator or wire?Chemistry & Biology, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 1997, pp. 3–8. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s1074-5521(97)90230-1. Full Text

Kondru, R. K., et al. “Synthetic and model computational studies of molar rotation additivity for interacting chiral centers: a reinvestigation of van't Hoff's principle.Chirality, vol. 9, no. 5–6, Jan. 1997, pp. 469–77. Epmc, doi:10.1002/(sici)1520-636x(1997)9:5/6<469::aid-chir13>3.0.co;2-m. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “DNA double-helix-mediated long-range electron transfer.” International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 60, no. 8, Dec. 1996, pp. 1789–95. Scopus, doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-461X(1996)60:8<1789::AID-QUA6>3.0.CO;2-U. Full Text

Nocek, Judith M., et al. “Theory and Practice of Electron Transfer within Proteinminus signProtein Complexes: Application to the Multidomain Binding of Cytochrome c by Cytochrome c Peroxidase.Chemical Reviews, vol. 96, no. 7, Nov. 1996, pp. 2459–90. Epmc, doi:10.1021/cr9500444. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “DNA is not a molecular wire: Protein-like electron-transfer predicted for an extended π-electron system.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 100, no. 44, Oct. 1996, pp. 17678–82. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp961731h. Full Text

Kuhn, C., and D. N. Beratan. “Inverse strategies for molecular design.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 100, no. 25, June 1996, pp. 10595–99. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp960518i. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “Bridge-mediated electronic interactions: Differences between Hamiltonian and Green function partitioning in a non-orthogonal basis.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 104, no. 23, June 1996, pp. 9473–81. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.471690. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., et al. “A method to analyze multi-pathway effects on protein mediated donor-acceptor coupling interactions.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 243, no. 1–2, Feb. 1996, pp. 167–75. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0020-1693(96)04904-3. Full Text