James W. Gauld0000-0002-2956-9781
Dr James Gauld received his PhD from the Australian National University in 1997/98 for his theoretical and computational studies of gas-phase ions. In particular, he studied the chemistry of distonic ions via the use of conventional ab initio electron correlation and density functional theory (DFT) methods. He then postdoc'd for 2 years (1997-1999) at the Institute for Quantum Chemistry, Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden). The major focus of his studies during this time was the use of DFT methods to investigate biochemical reactions. From 1999-2001 he held an Izaak Walton Killam postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), studying within the research group of Prof. Russell J. Boyd. The primary focus of his studies was the application of density functional theory methods to biochemical problems, identification and properties of bio-radicals, anti-cancer therapeutic drug mechanisms, hydrogen bonding and catalytic mechanisms. Since 2001, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario, Canada). His research group applies a broad range of theoretical and computational methods (Docking, MD, DFT, ab initio, QM/MM) to investigate biochemical catalysis.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012