Biological membrane sequesters life within a finite space. It endeavors to safe keep the life within and make connections with nature as a source of life. The complex and concert interplay between lipids and proteins are the major contributors to these “divine” phenomena. I am particularly interested in membrane proteins responsible for plant and yeast salt tolerance. The current research aims are
Aim 1 : Stress Response and Membrane Protein: membrane proteins are involved in stress perception, stress-signal transduction, and attempt to reduce salinity stress. Currently, we are focussing on plant membrane proteins involved in salinity stress.
Aim 2 : Recombinant Membrane Protein Expression and Characterization: membrane protein purification is challenging. We attempt to study and develop protocols in recombinant expression, purification, and characterization of membrane proteins,
Aim 3: Protein Engineering: sequence and structure-based protein engineering to gain - or loss - of function in proteins.