Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
5330 French Family Science Cen, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1670
(919) 660-1605



NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology 1987 - 1990

Ph.D., University of California at San Diego 1987

B.S., University of St. Andrews (Scotland) 1982

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Inorganic, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Von Bargen, CD, MacDermaid, CM, Lee, O-S, Deria, P, Therien, MJ, and Saven, JG. "Origins of the helical wrapping of phenyleneethynylene polymers about single-walled carbon nanotubes." J Phys Chem B 117.42 (October 24, 2013): 12953-12965. Full Text

Fry, HC, Lehmann, A, Sinks, LE, Asselberghs, I, Tronin, A, Krishnan, V, Blasie, JK, Clays, K, DeGrado, WF, Saven, JG, and Therien, MJ. "Computational de novo design and characterization of a protein that selectively binds a highly hyperpolarizable abiological chromophore." J Am Chem Soc 135.37 (September 18, 2013): 13914-13926. Full Text

Vaniotis, G, Glazkova, I, Merlen, C, Smith, C, Villeneuve, LR, Chatenet, D, Therien, M, Fournier, A, Tadevosyan, A, Trieu, P, Nattel, S, Hébert, TE, and Allen, BG. "Regulation of cardiac nitric oxide signaling by nuclear β-adrenergic and endothelin receptors." Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology 62 (September 2013): 58-68. Full Text

Belley, M, Stanton, I, Chang, S, Therien, M, and Yoshizumi, T. "SU-E-T-106: Validation of a Nanoparticle Terminated Fiber Optic Dosimeter On 6 MV LINAC for Photon and Electron Beams in a Solid Water Phantom." Medical physics 40.6Part12 (June 2013): 228-. Full Text

Conklin, D, Nanayakkara, S, Park, T-H, Lagadec, MF, Stecher, JT, Chen, X, Therien, MJ, and Bonnell, DA. "Exploiting plasmon-induced hot electrons in molecular electronic devices." ACS Nano 7.5 (May 28, 2013): 4479-4486. Full Text

Sood, N, Jenkins, WT, Yang, X-Y, Shah, NN, Katz, JS, Koch, CJ, Frail, PR, Therien, MJ, Hammer, DA, and Evans, SM. "Biodegradable Polymersomes for the Delivery of Gemcitabine to Panc-1 Cells." Journal of pharmaceutics 2013 (January 2013). Open Access Copy

Bonhommeau, S, Deria, P, Glesner, MG, Talaga, D, Najjar, S, Belin, C, Auneau, L, Trainini, S, Therien, MJ, and Rodriguez, V. "Raman spectroscopic investigation of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes helically wrapped by Ionic, semiconducting polymers." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117.28 (2013): 14840-14849. Full Text

Larsen, BA, Deria, P, Holt, JM, Stanton, IN, Heben, MJ, Therien, MJ, and Blackburn, JL. "Effect of solvent polarity and electrophilicity on quantum yields and solvatochromic shifts of single-walled carbon nanotube photoluminescence." J Am Chem Soc 134.30 (August 1, 2012): 12485-12491. Full Text

Li, Z, Park, T-H, Rawson, J, Therien, MJ, and Borguet, E. "Quasi-ohmic single molecule charge transport through highly conjugated meso-to-meso ethyne-bridged porphyrin wires." Nano Lett 12.6 (June 13, 2012): 2722-2727. Full Text