|Qualification||Institution||Year of Completion|
|Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)||University of Queensland||2018|
|Bachelor of Science (Honours)||University of Queensland||2013|
|Position||Organisation/Institution||Date of Tenure|
|Doctoral Fellowship||Smithsonian Institution||2016|
Selected Publications - Scientific
|Baumann, et al. (2018) “Scratching the Surface of an Itch: Molecular Evolution of Aculeata Venom Allergens”, J.Molecular Evolution, 86(7), 484-500.|
|Baumann, et al. (2018) “Hardening Up: Metal acquisition in the weaponized ovipositors of aculeate Hymenoptera”, Zoomorphology, 1-18.|
|Walker, Robinson, Yeates, Jin, Baumann, et al. (2018) “Entomo-venomics: The evolution, biology and biochemistry of insect venoms”, Toxicon, 154, 15-27.|
|Baumann et al. (2017), “The Evolution of Fangs, Venom, and Mimicry Systems in Blenny Fishes”, Current Biology, 27(8), 1184-1191.|
|Baumann et al. (2017), “From Marine Venoms to Drugs: Efficiently Supported by a Combination of Transcriptomics and Proteomics”, Marine Drugs, 15(4).|
|Baumann et al. (2017), “The Cardiovascular and Neurotoxic Effects of the Venoms of Six Bony and Cartilaginous Fish Species”, Toxins, 9(2).|
|Baumann et al. (2014), “A ray of venom: Combined proteomic and transcriptomic investigation of fish venom composition using barb tissue from the blue-spotted stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii)”, J. Proteomics.|
|Barrett et al. (2001), “Efficient distal-difunctionalisation of cavitand bowls”, J.Org.Chem. 66(24):8227-9|
Experience and Technical Background
A. General technical areas:
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
B. Honours research:
- Investigation of fish and stingray venom composition, characterising novel venom toxins and determining cardiovascular and neurotoxic effects of the venoms.
- Developed a novel protein handling protocol for heat and pH sensitive proteins.
C. PhD research:
- Investigated the complexities of the aculeate venom system and differences in venom composition as a result of social behaviour.
- Used molecular techniques and bioinformatics to study protein and peptide evolution of aculeate venoms.
- Undertook peptide purification using RP-HPLC, mass spectrometry, SDS-PAGE, cell culture and immunoassays in order to determine potential drug targets.
D. Research experience:
- Fellowship at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
- Determined metal distribution and content in aculeate aculei using scanning electron microscopy and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.