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

Risser, S. M., et al. “Electronic coupling in starburst dendrimers.” J. Phys. Chem., vol. 97, 1993, pp. 4523–27.

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Electron-tunneling pathways in proteins.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 258, no. 5089, Dec. 1992, pp. 1740–41. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1334572. Full Text

Betts, J. N., et al. “Mapping Electron Tunneling Pathways: An Algorithm that Finds the “Minimum Length”/Maximum Coupling Pathway between Electron Donors and Acceptors in Proteins.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 114, no. 11, May 1992, pp. 4043–46. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja00037a004. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Tunneling pathway and redox-state-dependent electronic couplings at nearly fixed distance in electron-transfer proteins.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 96, no. 7, Jan. 1992, pp. 2852–55. Scopus, doi:10.1021/j100186a014. Full Text

Onuchic, J. N., et al. “Pathway analysis of protein electron-transfer reactions.Annual Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure, vol. 21, Jan. 1992, pp. 349–77. Epmc, doi:10.1146/annurev.bb.21.060192.002025. Full Text

Marder, S. R., et al. “Structure/property relationships for molecular second-order nonlinear optics (Invited Paper).” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 1560, Dec. 1991, pp. 86–97.

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Protein electron transfer rates set by the bridging secondary and tertiary structure.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 252, no. 5010, May 1991, pp. 1285–88. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1656523. Full Text

Marder, S. R., et al. “Approaches for optimizing the first electronic hyperpolarizability of conjugated organic molecules.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 252, no. 5002, Apr. 1991, pp. 103–06. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.252.5002.103. Full Text

Onuchic, J. N., et al. “Electron tunneling pathways in proteins: A method to compute tunneling matrix elements in very large systems.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 95, no. 2, Jan. 1991, pp. 1131–38. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.461142. Full Text

BERATAN, D. N., and J. N. ONUCHIC. “ELECTRON-TRANSFER - FROM MODEL COMPOUNDS TO PROTEINS.” Advances in Chemistry Series, no. 228, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, Jan. 1991, pp. 71–90.