One of my aunts on my mums side is a scientist. she works at the Walter+Eliza hall Institute of Medical Research.
She researches in a laboratory with her workmates. She researches:
Cellular function is underpinned by the capacity to control the passage of molecules across membranes. Discrete macromolecular machineries have evolved for transport of ions, metabolites and newly synthesised proteins.
Her chief interests lie in mechanisms, regulation and interplay of systems facilitating membrane transport and cellular signalling, and the lab specifically focuses on two modes of molecular transport: protein translocation and ion conduction. To elucidate the mechanistic principles underpinning these systems they use X-ray crystallography as a central methodology for identification of systematic conformational changes of functional relevance.