Tools: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry of substrate transport. molecular biological techniques (RNA/DNA techniques analyses of transport across cell membranes heterologous e..., Membrane protein biochemistry, Chemical cross-linking, Site-directed mutagenesis
I am a biologist by training. My research career is focussed on the structure-function relationships of membrane transport systems in Escherichia coli. I am interested in understanding the mechanism of ion and solute transport across the membrane and how this influences bacterial cell survival. My work mainly focusses on the ligand-gated potassium efflux systems which are crucial for cell survival during electrophile exposure and the mechanosensitive channels involved in hypoosmotic stress
Expertise: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microarray analysis, Bacillus subtilis, phenotypic heterogeneity, gene regulation, stress responses, protein secretion, functional protein expression, microscopy, fluorescence protein fusions (transcriptional and translational), localisation studies
Tools: Genetic modification, Transcriptomics, Microarray analysis, Fluorecence based reporter gene analyses/single cell analyses, Site-directed mutagenesis, Fluorescence microscopy, Flow cytometry, Immunofluorescence, transposon mutagenesis, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), DNA affinity chromatography, EMSA
PhD student. Analyzing CcpA affinity to cre boxes (catabolite responsive elements) and response of B. subtilis to membrane protein overproduction stress.