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

Gauthier, JY, Belley, M, Deschênes, D, Fournier, J-F, Gagné, S, Gareau, Y, Hamel, M, Hénault, M, Hyjazie, H, Kargman, S, Lavallée, G, Levesque, J-F, Li, L, Mamane, Y, Mancini, J, Morin, N, Mulrooney, E, Robichaud, J, Thérien, M, Tranmer, G, Wang, Z, Wu, J, and Black, WC. "The identification of 4,7-disubstituted naphthoic acid derivatives as UDP-competitive antagonists of P2Y14." Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 21.10 (May 2011): 2836-2839. Full Text

Lebedeva, NV, Schmidt, RD, Concepcion, JJ, Brennaman, MK, Stanton, IN, Therien, MJ, Meyer, TJ, and Forbes, MDE. "Structural and pH dependence of excited state PCET reactions involving reductive quenching of the MLCT excited state of [RuII(bpy)2(bpz)]2+ by hydroquinones." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A 115.15 (April 2011): 3346-3356. Full Text

Kang, YK, Iovine, PM, and Therien, MJ. "Electron transfer reactions of rigid, cofacially compressed, π-stacked porphyrin–bridge–quinone systems." Coordination Chemistry Reviews 255.7-8 (April 2011): 804-824. Full Text

Ishizuka, T, Sinks, LE, Song, K, Hung, S-T, Nayak, A, Clays, K, and Therien, MJ. "The roles of molecular structure and effective optical symmetry in evolving dipolar chromophoric building blocks to potent octopolar nonlinear optical chromophores." J Am Chem Soc 133.9 (March 9, 2011): 2884-2896. Full Text

Isabel, E, Mellon, C, Boyd, MJ, Chauret, N, Deschênes, D, Desmarais, S, Falgueyret, J-P, Gauthier, JY, Khougaz, K, Lau, CK, Léger, S, Levorse, DA, Li, CS, Massé, F, Percival, MD, Roy, B, Scheigetz, J, Thérien, M, Truong, VL, Wesolowski, G, Young, RN, Zamboni, R, and Black, WC. "Difluoroethylamines as an amide isostere in inhibitors of cathepsin K." Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 21.3 (February 2011): 920-923. Full Text

Robbins, GP, Lee, D, Katz, JS, Frail, PR, Therien, MJ, Crocker, JC, and Hammer, DA. "Effects of Membrane Rheology on Leuko-polymersome Adhesion to Inflammatory Ligands." Soft Matter 7.2 (January 1, 2011): 769-779. Full Text

Chi, S-H, Rosenberg, A, Nayak, A, Duncan, TV, Therien, MJ, Butler, JJ, Montgomery, SR, Beadie, G, Pong, RGS, Shirk, JS, and Flom, SR. "Near IR nonlinear absorption of an organic supermolecule [Invited]." Optical Materials Express 1.7 (2011): 1383-1392. Full Text

Chi, S-H, Rosenberg, A, Nayak, A, Duncan, TV, Therien, MJ, Butler, JJ, Montgomery, SR, Beadie, G, Flom, SR, and Shirk, JS. "Two-photon accessed excited state absorption in bis(terpyridyl osmium)-(porphinato)zinc." 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011 (2011).

Singh-Rachford, TN, Nayak, A, Muro-Small, ML, Goeb, S, Therien, MJ, and Castellano, FN. "Erratum: Supermolecular-chromophore-sensitized near-infrared-to-visible photon upconversion (Journal of the American Chemical Society (2010) 132 (14203-14211) DOI: 10.1021/ja105510k)." Journal of the American Chemical Society 133.8 (2011): 2791--. Full Text

Deria, P, Glesner, MG, Kang, YK, Lee, O-S, Sinks, L, Kim, SH, Park, T-H, Bonnell, DA, Saven, JG, and Therien, MJ. "Single-chain, helical wrapping of individualized, single-walled carbon nanotubes by ionic poly(aryleneethynylene)s: New compositions for photoinduced charge transfer reactions and photovoltaic applications." ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts (2011).