Katherine J. Franz
Katherine J. Franz

Katherine Franz

Chair of the Department of Chemistry

Overview

Research in the Franz group is involved in elucidating the structural and functional consequences of metal ion coordination in biological systems. We are particularly interested in understanding the coordination chemistry utilized by biology to manage essential yet toxic species like copper and iron. Understanding these principles further guides our development of new chemical tools to manipulate biological metal ion location, speciation, and reactivity for potential therapeutic benefit. We use a combination of synthesis, spectroscopy, and biochemistry in our work. Please visit our group website to learn more about our research.

Positions

Chair of the Department of Chemistry in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

2017 Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

2015 Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2003 School of Medicine

Education

B.A. 1995

1995 Wellesley College

Ph.D. 2000

2000 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Publications, Grants & Awards

Offices & Contact

2103 French Science Center
Durham, NC
27708
90346
Durham, NC
27708-0346