Thomas Cheatham


Thomas Cheatham is a Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Since July 2014 he has also served as the Director of Research Computing and the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in University Information Technology, reporting to the CIO.  His research involves development and application of the AMBER suite of molecular dynamics simulation and analysis programs with a focus on elucidating the conformational ensembles of nucleic acids using large ensembles of biomolecular simulations.  He is involved nationally with a variety of cyberinfrastructure interests including the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE, Science Advisory Board and also the User Advisory Council, former Chair), the Blue Waters Petascale Resource (Science and Engineering Team Advisory Committee), RMACC (the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium, board member, former Vice-Chair), ACI-REF (Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators, former PI Chair), Campus Champions, Internet2 (Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science Advisory Board), Frontera Advisory Committee, and the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC, inaugural Council Chair).  At CHPC, beyond broadly supporting and facilitating researchers and research computing on campus, our staff engineer, deploy and operate a diverse set of innovative and cost-effective resources ranging from high performance computing, storage and advanced networking, virtualized environments, to protected environments for computing and analyses of restricted data including HIPAA and human genomic data. WWW: and