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Thomas E. Cheatham, III

Phone: 801-587-9652
Phone: 801-634-6724 (cell)
Office: BPRB 295A (mostly) and INSCC 316

Thomas E. Cheatham, III

Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
B.A. Chemistry (Honors), Middlebury College
B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science, Middlebury College
PhD Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF (PA Kollman)
NRC Research Associate (postdoc), NHLBI, National Institutes of Health (BR Brooks)


Biomolecular simulation and computational chemistry; therapeutic design and delivery

Current Research

See my WWW page at and the lab pages at

We use advanced simulation methods on computers to understand biomolecular structure, function, dynamics and interaction. Example studies include the simulation of pH-sensitive peptide "accuators" embedded in polymeric micelles (in collaboration with YH Bae), design of coiled-coil structures (in collaboration with YB Yu), development of wavelet transformations to smooth simulation data (in collaboration with J Facelli), simulation of large protein assemblies including the proteasome (in collaboration with Chris Hill), and other projects...

For a full list of publications, see

Selected Publications

Cheatham TE 3r , Simulation and modeling of nucleic acid structure, dynamics and interactions. Curr Opin Struct Biol 2004 Jun;14(3):360-7

Cheatham TE 3rd, Young M , Molecular dynamics simulation of nucleic acids: successes, limitations, and promise. Biopolymers 2000-2001;56(4):232-56

Cheatham TE 3rd, Kollman P , Molecular dynamics simulation of nucleic acids. Annu Rev Phys Chem 2000;51:435-71