Portrait of David Chatfield


11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
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Research Interests

David Chatfield is a computational chemist with a research program focused on heme enzymes, in particular their activation and catalytic cycles, as well as structure/function relationships. Current research subjects include chloroperoxidase, a target for engineering synthetic biocatalysts; and the newly discovered globins neuroglobin and cytoglobin, potential therapeutic targets whose mechanisms of action are not fully understood. The research is based on computer simulation techniques and is generally carried out in collaboration with wet-chemistry scientists.