Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Therien
William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
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 - San Diego 1987

B.S., University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom) 1982

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

Xing, Yangjun, et al. “Optimizing single-molecule conductivity of conjugated organic oligomers with carbodithioate linkers.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 23, June 2010, pp. 7946–56. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja909559m. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fry, H. Christopher, et al. “Computational design and elaboration of a de novo heterotetrameric alpha-helical protein that selectively binds an emissive abiological (porphinato)zinc chromophore.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 11, Mar. 2010, pp. 3997–4005. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja907407m. Full Text Open Access Copy

Hu, X., et al. “Predicting the frequency dispersion of electronic hyperpolarizabilities on the basis of absorption data and thomas-kuhn sum rules.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, no. 5, Feb. 2010, pp. 2349–59. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp911556x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Isabel, Elise, et al. “The discovery of MK-0674, an orally bioavailable cathepsin K inhibitor.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 20, no. 3, Feb. 2010, pp. 887–92. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2009.12.083. Full Text

Banerjee, Parag, et al. “Plasmon-induced electrical conduction in molecular devices.Acs Nano, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2010, pp. 1019–25. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nn901148m. Full Text Open Access Copy

Nikiforov, M. P., et al. “Probing polarization and dielectric function of molecules with higher order harmonics in scattering-near-field scanning optical microscopy.” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 106, no. 11, Dec. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3245392. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rosario-Canales, M. R., et al. “Composite electronic materials for supercapacitor applications.” Ecs Transactions, vol. 23, no. 1, Dec. 2009, pp. 3–10. Scopus, doi:10.1149/1.3183695. Full Text

Christian, Natalie A., et al. “In vivo dendritic cell tracking using fluorescence lifetime imaging and near-infrared-emissive polymersomes.Molecular Imaging and Biology, vol. 11, no. 3, May 2009, pp. 167–77. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11307-008-0184-x. Full Text