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

Balaeff, Alexander, et al. “B-DNA to zip-DNA: simulating a DNA transition to a novel structure with enhanced charge-transport characteristics.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 115, no. 34, Sept. 2011, pp. 9377–91. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp110871g. Full Text

Susumu, Kimihiro, et al. “Two-photon absorption properties of proquinoidal D-A-D and A-D-A quadrupolar chromophores.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 115, no. 22, June 2011, pp. 5525–39. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp2000738. Full Text

Carias, Horacio, et al. “Floquet analysis for vibronically modulated electron tunneling.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 115, no. 18, May 2011, pp. 5510–18. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp111097a. Full Text

Venkatramani, Ravindra, et al. “Nucleic Acid Charge Transfer: Black, White and Gray.Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 255, no. 7–8, Apr. 2011, pp. 635–48. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2010.12.010. Full Text

Contreras-García, Julia, et al. “NCIPLOT: a program for plotting non-covalent interaction regions.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 7, no. 3, Mar. 2011, pp. 625–32. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ct100641a. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Topics in Current Chemistry: Preface.” Topics in Current Chemistry, vol. 298, Feb. 2011.

Ben-Moshe, Vered, et al. “Chiral control of current transfer in molecules.Topics in Current Chemistry, vol. 298, Jan. 2011, pp. 259–78. Epmc, doi:10.1007/128_2010_101. Full Text

Skourtis, Spiros S., et al. “Coherence in electron transfer pathways.Procedia Chemistry, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 99–104. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.proche.2011.08.016. Full Text

Venkatramani, R., et al. “Electron transfer in nucleic acids: Black, white, and gray.” Coord. Chem. Revs., no. 255, 2011, pp. 635–48.

Venkatramani, Ravindra, et al. “Evidence for a near-resonant charge transfer mechanism for double-stranded peptide nucleic acid.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 133, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 62–72. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja107622m. Full Text