Group Member Since 2013
B.S., M.S. Korea University, 2012
Ph.D. Emory University, 2018
My research interests are studying and mimicking bioenergetic processes, especially energy conversion and storage by proton gradients. As Peter D. Mitchell proposed in the chemiosmotic model, proton gradients are the heart of bioenergetics. There are various proton channels, pumps and enzymes which generate proton gradients and harvest energy from them. By using time-resolved spectroscopic techniques, their mechanism and kinetics could be investigated. Recently, I have been studying the M2 proton channel of influenza virus.