Faculty Profiles

Katherine J. Franz
Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor 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

Tesema, YT, Pham, DM, and Franz, KJ. "Counterions influence reactivity of metal ions with cysteinyldopa model compounds." Inorg Chem 47.3 (February 4, 2008): 1087-1095. Full Text

Franz, KJ. "Copper shares a piece of the π." Nature Chemical Biology 4.2 (2008): 85-86. Full Text

Charkoudian, LK, Pham, DM, Kwon, AM, Vangeloff, AD, and Franz, KJ. "Modifications of boronic ester pro-chelators triggered by hydrogen peroxide tune reactivity to inhibit metal-promoted oxidative stress." Dalton Trans 43 (November 21, 2007): 5031-5042. Full Text

Liu, LL, and Franz, KJ. "Phosphorylation-dependent metal binding by alpha-synuclein peptide fragments." J Biol Inorg Chem 12.2 (February 2007): 234-247. Full Text

Charkoudian, LK, Pham, DM, and Franz, KJ. "A pro-chelator triggered by hydrogen peroxide inhibits iron-promoted hydroxyl radical formation." J Am Chem Soc 128.38 (September 27, 2006): 12424-12425. Full Text

Jiang, J, Nadas, IA, Kim, MA, and Franz, KJ. "A Mets motif peptide found in copper transport proteins selectively binds Cu(I) with methionine-only coordination." Inorg Chem 44.26 (December 26, 2005): 9787-9794. Full Text

Liu, LL, and Franz, KJ. "Phosphorylation of an alpha-synuclein peptide fragment enhances metal binding." J Am Chem Soc 127.27 (July 13, 2005): 9662-9663. Full Text

Nitz, M, Sherawat, M, Franz, KJ, Peisach, E, Allen, KN, and Imperiali, B. "Structural origin of the high affinity of a chemically evolved lanthanide-binding peptide." Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English) 43.28 (July 2004): 3682-3685. Full Text