Faculty and research areas
Nitrogen fixation mutants, structure-function relationships, associating macromolecules; environmental metabolic processes, bioremediation; science education.
Insect biochemistry and molecular biology; insect cuticle synthesis and sclerotization; insect multicopper oxidases
Host-pathogen interaction; Structure and function of microbial immune evasion proteins; Protein-protein interaction; Drug Discovery
Insect biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics; mechanisms of iron metabolism in insects; function of insect multicopper oxidases; insect innate immunity.
Vaccine biotechnology; molecular biology of bacterial membrane proteins; biochemistry of iron uptake by bacteria.
Proteins and enzymes of aphid saliva and of stored product insect pests; biochemistry and molecular genetics of Armet (MANF), both human and insect; and cereal proteins and inhibitors.
Insect biochemistry, cuticle sclerotization, molting, control, and metabolism.
Structural Biology; NMR studies of protein structure, dynamics, and stability in relation to function; serine proteinases and their protein inhibitors; protein domains involved in signal transduction (plant phospholipase D domains; insect glucan-binding proteins).
Characterization and manipulation of expression of defense genes to enhance plant resistance to fungal and insect pests
Structure, function and regulation of mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex
Biochemistry of proteins in the retina and lens of the eye, the mechanism of cell growth control and repair during diabetes, and identification of antioxidants in foods which are responsible for anticancer activity.