Gruppe Joseph

Visa PhotoJoseph group investigates the functional mechanism of membrane-embedded heterooligomeric macromolecular machines in their native environments. We characterize the structural transitions, conformational equilibria, and the thermodynamic parameters to understand the mechanistic basis of their function. To achieve this goal, we employ a highly interdisciplinary approach involving recombinant membrane protein expression and purification, biochemical/biophysical characterization, and electron spin resonance spectroscopy (ESR) techniques combined with structural modeling.