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

Galperin, M., and D. N. Beratan. “Simulation of scanning tunneling microscope images of 1,3-cyclohexadiene bound to a silicon surface.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 109, no. 4, Feb. 2005, pp. 1473–80. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp045783f. Full Text

Lin, J., et al. “Water -mediated tunneling between proteins.” Science, vol. 310, 2005, pp. 1311–13.

Galperin, M., and D. N. Beratan. “Simulation of STM images of 1,4 cyclohexadiene bound to a silicon surface.” J. Phys. Chem B, vol. 109, 2005, pp. 1473–80.

Perry, J. L., et al. “Structure of the ochratoxin a binding site within human serum albumin.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 108, no. 43, Oct. 2004, pp. 16960–64. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp0480652. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., et al. “Inelastic electron tunneling erases coupling-pathway interferences.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 108, no. 40, Oct. 2004, pp. 15511–18. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp0485340. Full Text

Goldsmith, M. R., et al. “Erratum: Optical rotation of noncovalent aggregates (Journal of the American Chemical Society (2003) 125 (15696-15697)).” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 30, Aug. 2004, p. 9464. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja047614e. Full Text

Liao, Jie-Lou, and David N. Beratan. “How does protein architecture facilitate the transduction of ATP chemical-bond energy into mechanical work? The cases of nitrogenase and ATP binding-cassette proteins.Biophysical Journal, vol. 87, no. 2, Aug. 2004, pp. 1369–77. Epmc, doi:10.1529/biophysj.103.038653. Full Text

Jianping, L., and D. N. Beratan. “Tunneling while pulling: The dependence of tunneling current on end-to-end distance in a flexible molecule.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 108, no. 26, July 2004, pp. 5655–61. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp0379502. Full Text

Rubtsov, Igor V., et al. “The degree of charge transfer in ground and charge-separated states revealed by ultrafast visible pump/mid-IR probe spectroscopy.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 16, Apr. 2004, pp. 5022–23. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja030674k. Full Text

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