Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds 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

Teo, RD, Rousseau, BJG, Smithwick, ER, Di Felice, R, Beratan, DN, and Migliore, A. "Charge Transfer between [4Fe4S] Proteins and DNA Is Unidirectional: Implications for Biomolecular Signaling." Chem 5.1 (January 2019): 122-137. Full Text

Seefeldt, LC, Peters, JW, Beratan, DN, Bothner, B, Minteer, SD, Raugei, S, and Hoffman, BM. "Control of electron transfer in nitrogenase." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 47 (December 2018): 54-59. (Review) Full Text

Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Editorial overview: Biological pathways for electrons, protons and photo-excitations." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 47 (December 2018): A1-A3. Full Text

Teo, RD, Smithwick, ER, Migliore, A, and Beratan, DN. "A single AT-GC exchange can modulate charge transfer-induced p53-DNA dissociation." Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England) 55.2 (December 2018): 206-209. Full Text

Teo, RD, Terai, K, Migliore, A, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer characteristics of 2'-deoxy-2'-fluoro-arabinonucleic acid, a nucleic acid with enhanced chemical stability." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp 20.41 (November 2018): 26063-26067. Full Text

Bloom, BP, Liu, R, Zhang, P, Ghosh, S, Naaman, R, Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "Directing Charge Transfer in Quantum Dot Assemblies." Accounts of Chemical Research 51.10 (October 5, 2018): 2565-2573. Full Text

Ma, Z, Antoniou, P, Zhang, P, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "A Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics Study of Infrared Perturbed Electron Transfer." Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 14.9 (September 2018): 4818-4832. Full Text

Seefeldt, LC, Hoffman, BM, Peters, JW, Raugei, S, Beratan, DN, Antony, E, and Dean, DR. "Energy Transduction in Nitrogenase." Accounts of Chemical Research 51.9 (September 2018): 2179-2186. Full Text

Peters, JW, Beratan, DN, Bothner, B, Dyer, RB, Harwood, CS, Heiden, ZM, Hille, R, Jones, AK, King, PW, Lu, Y, Lubner, CE, Minteer, SD, Mulder, DW, Raugei, S, Schut, GJ, Seefeldt, LC, Tokmina-Lukaszewska, M, Zadvornyy, OA, Zhang, P, and Adams, MW. "A new era for electron bifurcation." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 47 (August 2018): 32-38. (Review) Full Text

Ma, Z, Lin, Z, Lawrence, CM, Rubtsov, IV, Antoniou, P, Skourtis, SS, Zhang, P, and Beratan, DN. "How can infra-red excitation both accelerate and slow charge transfer in the same molecule?." Chemical Science 9.30 (August 2018): 6395-6405. Full Text


Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Single-and Multi-Electron Transfer Processes." Electron Transfer in Chemistry. April 15, 2008. 109-125. Full Text