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Katherine J. Franz

Chair of the Department of Chemistry
Chemistry
90346, Dept of Chemistry, 124 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708-0346
2103 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Duke Preparing Research Scholars in Biomedical Sciences- Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

What Does This Goo Do With Cu? Discovery of a Specific Copper Binding Site in Gel-Forming Mucins

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by US-Israel Binational Science Foundation · 2022 - 2026

Elucidating the Molecular Basis of Cellular Metal Stress by using Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomic Methods

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2026

Radical-mediated biosynthesis and discovery of peptide antibiotics

FellowshipCollaborator · Awarded by American Heart Association · 2024 - 2025

MRI: Acquisition of a Microscale Thermophoresis System

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2025

Duke Preparing Research Scholars in Biomedical Sciences- Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

What Does This Goo Do With Cu? Discovery of a Specific Copper Binding Site in Gel-Forming Mucins

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by US-Israel Binational Science Foundation · 2022 - 2026

Elucidating the Molecular Basis of Cellular Metal Stress by using Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomic Methods

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2026

Radical-mediated biosynthesis and discovery of peptide antibiotics

FellowshipCollaborator · Awarded by American Heart Association · 2024 - 2025

MRI: Acquisition of a Microscale Thermophoresis System

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2025

Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Metals, Drugs and Fungal Pathogens

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2008 - 2023

Elucidating the Reactive Species Responsible for the Antifungal Activity of a Metallopeptide

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2022

Mapping the Fundamentals of Coordination Chemistry onto Mechanically Activated Pathways

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Chemical Society · 2017 - 2020

Pharmacological Sciences Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECo-Director · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1975 - 2020

GAANN - Department of Chemistry

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Education · 2015 - 2019

Thermo Lumos Tribrid High-Resolution Accurate-Mass Tandem Mass Spectrometer

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2019

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences · 2013 - 2019

MRI: Acquisition of a Triple Quadrupole LC/MS System

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2018

Acquisition of a MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer System at Duke University

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2017 - 2018

Stimulus-Responsive Agents For Manipulating Cellular Copper

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2016

REU Site: Chemistry and Applications of Smart Molecules and Materials at Duke University

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2011 - 2016

Structural Biology and Biophysics Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1994 - 2015

BioMetals 2014 Conference at Duke University

ConferenceCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2015

High sensitivity multi-purpose electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy for biotechnological and biomedical research

EquipmentCollaborating Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2014 - 2015

Purchase of a Q-TOF LC/MS System

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2011

Metal-Binding Studies of Phosporylated alpha-Synuclein Peptides

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2010

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Seed Grant: MentorUp/MentorDown: Interactive workshops to strengthen mentoring relationships · 2018 Lead · Duke Office for Faculty Advancement MentorUp/MentorDown included two performances on February 8, 2018. The first, held at 1:00 pm in French Science 4233, was targeted to faculty and focused on issues of Unconscious Bias, Stereotypes, Microaggressions, Communication and Critical Feedback. The second performance, available to both graduate students and postdoctoral associates, began at 4:00 pm in Schiciano Auditorium. The focus of the student discussions was similar to that of the faculty workshop, with particular emphasis on receiving critical feedback, planning research and setting boundaries. Over 140 students from departments across the university attended. https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/seed-grants/2026

External Relationships


  • University of Sydney
  • editorial board for Metallomics, a journal of the Oxford University Press

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