Faculty Profiles

Katherine J. Franz
Chair of the Department of Chemistry
2103 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1541



Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2000

B.A., Wellesley College 1995

Research Areas:
Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic

Charkoudian, Louise K., and Katherine J. Franz. “Fe(III)-coordination properties of neuromelanin components: 5,6-dihydroxyindole and 5,6-dihydroxyindole-2-carboxylic acid.Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 45, no. 9, May 2006, pp. 3657–64. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ic060014r. Full Text

Jiang, Jianfeng, et al. “A Mets motif peptide found in copper transport proteins selectively binds Cu(I) with methionine-only coordination.Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 44, no. 26, Dec. 2005, pp. 9787–94. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ic051180m. Full Text

Liu, Lucy L., and Katherine J. Franz. “Phosphorylation of an alpha-synuclein peptide fragment enhances metal binding.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 127, no. 27, July 2005, pp. 9662–63. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja043247v. Full Text

Nitz, Mark, et al. “Structural origin of the high affinity of a chemically evolved lanthanide-binding peptide.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 43, no. 28, July 2004, pp. 3682–85. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.200460028. Full Text

Wöhnert, Jens, et al. “Protein alignment by a coexpressed lanthanide-binding tag for the measurement of residual dipolar couplings.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 125, no. 44, Nov. 2003, pp. 13338–39. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja036022d. Full Text

Franz, Katherine J., et al. “Lanthanide-binding tags as versatile protein coexpression probes.Chembiochem : A European Journal of Chemical Biology, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2003, pp. 265–71. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cbic.200390046. Full Text

Nitz, Mark, et al. “A powerful combinatorial screen to identify high-affinity terbium(III)-binding peptides.Chembiochem, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2003, pp. 272–76. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cbic.200390047. Full Text

Franz, K. J., et al. “Pentacoordinate cobalt(III) thiolate and nitrosyl tropocoronand compounds.Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 40, no. 15, July 2001, pp. 3774–80. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ic010181l. Full Text

Franz, K. J., et al. “Aminotroponiminates as ligands for potential metal-based nitric oxide sensors.Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 39, no. 18, Sept. 2000, pp. 4081–92. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ic000344q. Full Text

Franz, K. J., and S. J. Lippard. “Nitrosyl transfer from manganese to iron in tropocoronand complexes.Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 39, no. 16, Aug. 2000, pp. 3722–23. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ic000360n. Full Text