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

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

Franz, KJ, Nitz, M, and Imperiali, B. "Lanthanide-binding tags as versatile protein coexpression probes." Chembiochem : a European Journal of Chemical Biology 4.4 (April 2003): 265-271. Full Text

Nitz, M, Franz, KJ, Maglathlin, RL, and Imperiali, B. "A powerful combinatorial screen to identify high-affinity terbium(III)-binding peptides." ChemBioChem 4.4 (2003): 272-276. Full Text

Wöhnert, J, Franz, KJ, Nitz, M, Imperiali, B, and Schwalbe, H. "Protein Alignment by a Coexpressed Lanthanide-Binding Tag for the Measurement of Residual Dipolar Couplings." Journal of the American Chemical Society 125.44 (2003): 13338-13339. Full Text