Christopher Cheatum Promoted to Professor

Chris Cheatum
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Christopher M. Cheatum was promoted to the rank of professor. Prior to joining the faculty at Iowa in 2003, Prof. Cheatum received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University New Mexico. He later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison under the guidance of Professor F. Fleming Crim where he focused on studying vibrational relaxation and chemical reaction dynamics in solution. After his Ph.D. he carried out postdoctoral work at M.I.T. with Professor Andrei Tokmakoff. This work focused on developing two-dimension infrared (2D IR) spectroscopy and its application to the study of protein structure and dynamics. His current research at Iowa focuses on using 2D IR to probe enzyme dynamics and the role of enzyme motions in catalysis.