About the Lab
My research aims to decipher the functions of molecular chaperones in cellular context. Chaperones are well known for their ability to assist protein folding, facilitate protein assembly, prevent protein denaturation and renature misfolded proteins. Biochemical activities and molecular mechanisms of chaperone function have been elegantly studied by reconstituting purified components outside the cell. However the broader impact of chaperone function in cell growth and development is only beginning to be appreciated.