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

Isabel, Elise, et al. “Difluoroethylamines as an amide isostere in inhibitors of cathepsin K.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 21, no. 3, Feb. 2011, pp. 920–23. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2010.12.070. Full Text

Robbins, Gregory P., et al. “Effects of Membrane Rheology on Leuko-polymersome Adhesion to Inflammatory Ligands.Soft Matter, vol. 7, no. 2, Jan. 2011, pp. 769–79. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c0sm00554a. Full Text

Chi, S. H., et al. “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, Jan. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1364/cleo_si.2011.ctul2. Full Text

Korendovych, Ivan V., et al. “De novo design and molecular assembly of a transmembrane diporphyrin-binding protein complex.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 44, Nov. 2010, pp. 15516–18. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja107487b. Full Text Open Access Copy

De Mey, K., et al. “Analysis of the unusual wavelength dependence of the first hyperpolarizability of porphyrin derivatives.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 7774, Oct. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.859819. Full Text

Singh-Rachford, Tanya N., et al. “Supermolecular-chromophore-sensitized near-infrared-to-visible photon upconversion.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 40, Oct. 2010, pp. 14203–11. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja105510k. Full Text Open Access Copy

Robbins, Gregory P., et al. “Tunable leuko-polymersomes that adhere specifically to inflammatory markers.Langmuir : The Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, vol. 26, no. 17, Sept. 2010, pp. 14089–96. Epmc, doi:10.1021/la1017032. Full Text

Kamat, Neha P., et al. “A Generalized System for Photo-Responsive Membrane Rupture in Polymersomes.Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 20, no. 16, Aug. 2010, pp. 2588–96. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adfm.201000659. Full Text