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

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

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.

Keinan, S., et al. “Is MD geometry sampling sufficient for nucleobase electronic structure analysis of et reactions? Comparing classical MD and QM/MM methods.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, no. 48, Dec. 2010, pp. 20496–502. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp104919g. Full Text

De Mey, K., et al. “Analysis of the unusual wavelength dependence of the first hyperpolarizability of porphyrin derivatives.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 7774, Oct. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.859819. Full Text

Hu, Xiangqian, et al. “A gradient-directed Monte Carlo approach for protein design.Journal of Computational Chemistry, vol. 31, no. 11, Aug. 2010, pp. 2164–68. Epmc, doi:10.1002/jcc.21506. Full Text

Xing, Yangjun, et al. “Optimizing single-molecule conductivity of conjugated organic oligomers with carbodithioate linkers.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 23, June 2010, pp. 7946–56. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja909559m. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ben-Moshe, V., et al. “Steady-state theory of current transfer.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, no. 17, May 2010, pp. 8005–13. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp100661f. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hammill, Jared T., et al. “Synthesis and chemical diversity analysis of bicyclo[3.3.1]non-3-en-2-ones.Tetrahedron, vol. 66, no. 31, Mar. 2010, pp. 5852–62. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.tet.2010.04.112. Full Text