Why are you interested in protein chemistry?

Protein chemistry is a science that has a lot of unanswered questions. Some of these are fundamental to life and includes basic questions like “how do enzymes catalyze reactions”, “how do salts alter protein stability and solubility”, “how do proteins and water interact” and many more. In my research group we use analytical techniques like terahertz spectroscopy and microcalorimetry to explore some of these questions. Our strategy is to gather quality experimental observations then challenge the current theories that try to explain these phenomena.