Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Office: 
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-1526
Fax: 
(919 660-1605

Overview

Education:

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

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Engineering opposite electronic polarization of singlet and triplet states increases the yield of high-energy photoproducts.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 29, July 2019, pp. 14465–70. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1901752116. Full Text

Ru, Xuyan, et al. “Assessing Possible Mechanisms of Micrometer-Scale Electron Transfer in Heme-Free Geobacter sulfurreducens Pili.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 123, no. 24, June 2019, pp. 5035–47. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b01086. Full Text

Beratan, David N. “Why Are DNA and Protein Electron Transfer So Different?Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, vol. 70, June 2019, pp. 71–97. Epmc, doi:10.1146/annurev-physchem-042018-052353. Full Text

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “Correction: Charge Transfer between [4Fe4S] Proteins and DNA Is Unidirectional: Implications for Biomolecular Signaling.Chem, vol. 5, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 1682–84. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2019.05.016. 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

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

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

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