Faculty Profiles

Katherine J. Franz
Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair
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

Ciesienski, KL, and Franz, KJ. "Keys for unlocking photolabile metal-containing cages." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 50.4 (January 24, 2011): 814-824. (Review) Full Text

Ciesienski, KL, Haas, KL, and Franz, KJ. "Development of next-generation photolabile copper cages with improved copper binding properties." Dalton Trans 39.40 (October 28, 2010): 9538-9546. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubino, JT, Riggs-Gelasco, P, and Franz, KJ. "Methionine motifs of copper transport proteins provide general and flexible thioether-only binding sites for Cu(I) and Ag(I)." J Biol Inorg Chem 15.7 (September 2010): 1033-1049. Full Text

Ciesienski, KL, Hyman, LM, Derisavifard, S, and Franz, KJ. "Toward the detection of cellular copper(II) by a light-activated fluorescence increase." Inorg Chem 49.15 (August 2, 2010): 6808-6810. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ciesienski, KL, Hyman, LM, Yang, DT, Haas, KL, Dickens, MG, Holbrook, RJ, and Franz, KJ. "A photo-caged platinum(II) complex that increases cytotoxicity upon light activation." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 15 (May 1, 2010): 2224-2228. Full Text

Tangen, E, Conradie, J, Franz, K, Friedle, S, Telser, J, Lippard, SJ, and Ghosh, A. "Electronic structure of a paramagnetic {MNO}6 complex: MnNO 5,5-tropocoronand." Inorganic Chemistry 49.6 (March 2010): 2701-2705. Full Text