Daniel V. DerVartanianProfessor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Chairman, Division of Biological Sciences
Professor DerVartanian received his A. B. from Boston Universityin 1956, M. S. from Northeastern University in 1959, and Sc.D. from theUniversity of Amsterdam in 1965.
Dr. DerVartanian's research interests center on the function of unusualredox metals (nickel, etc.) as studied by electron paramagnetic resonancespectroscopy in key biological enzymes such as hydrogenase, carbon monoxidedehydrogenase, etc. He is presently interested in determining whether anickel protein is present in heart. He held an NIH Career Development award from 1971 until 1976, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bioenergeticsand Biomembranes, the Journal of Bacteriology, and Biochimicaet Biophysica Acta. His research has been supported by NIH and NSF.He has received awards for advanced study from the French government, theNetherlands government, and NATO.
"Desulforubidin: Dissimilatory, High-spin Sulfite Reductase of Desulfomicrobium," DerVartanian, D. V. 1994 in Methods of Enzymology; Inorganic Microbial Sulfur Metabolism, Chapter 18, Vol 243, pp.270-276.
"Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Studies on Hydrogenase-1 (HYD-1) Purified from a Mutant Strain (AP6) of Escherichia coli Enhanced in HYD-1," Menon, N. K.; DerVartanian, M. E.; Pryzbyla, A. E.; Peck, Jr., H. D.; DerVartanian, D. V. Biochim. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1996, 227, 211-215.
UNITED STATES PATENT: Rapid and Accurate Colorimetric Determination of Nickel and Cobalt in Protein Solutions. Inventors: Daniel V. DerVartanian and Matthew Chenoweth. Patent Number: 6,020,204. Date of Issue: February 1, 2000.