Telomere biology and chromosomal inheritance

Peter Baumann

Positions held

  • From April 2018:
    Adjunct Director, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Professor of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University, (JGU), Mainz
  • Since 2013
    Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
  • 2013 – 2018
    Howard Hughes Investigator, Kansas City, USA
  • 2013 – 2018
    Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, USA
  • 2009 – 2013
    Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Kansas City, USA
  • 2009 – 2013
    Associate Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
  • 2009 – 2012
    Associate Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, USA
  • 2004 – 2008
    Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
  • 2002 – 2008
    Assistant Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, USA
  • 2000 – 2002
    Research Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • 1998 – 2000
    Postdoc fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Education

  • 1998 
    PhD in Biochemistry, University College London, UK
  • 1994 
    MPhil in Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1993
    BA in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge

Most relevant publications by Peter Baumann

Paez-Moscoso et al. Pof8 is a La-related protein and a constitutive component of telomerase in fission yeast. Nat Commun, in press

Cole CJ, Taylor HL, Neaves WB, Baumann DP, Newton A, Schnittker R and Baumann P. (2017).  The second known tetraploid species of parthenogenetic tetrapod (Reptilia: Squamata: Teiidae): description, reproduction, comparisons with ancestral taxa, and origins of multiple clones. Bull Museum Comp Zool, 161: 285–321.

Newton AA, Schnittker RR, Yu Z, Munday SS, Baumann DP, Neaves WB and Baumann P. (2016).  Widespread failure to complete meiosis does not impair fecundity in parthenogenetic whiptail lizards. Development, 143: 4486–4494.

Kannan R, Helston RM, Dannebaum RO and Baumann P. (2015).  Diverse mechanisms for spliceosome-mediated 3’ end processing of telomerase RNA. Nat Commun, 6: 6104.

Pan L, Hildebrand K, Stutz C, Thom N and Baumann P. (2015).  Minishelterins separate telomere length regulation and end protection in fission yeast. Genes Dev, 29: 1164–1174.

Tseng C-K, Wang H-F, Burns AM, Schroeder MR, Gaspari M and Baumann P. (2015).  Human telomerase RNA processing and quality control. Cell Rep, 13: 2232–2243.

Cole CJ, Taylor HL, Baumann DP and Baumann P. (2014).  Neaves’ Whiptail Lizard: The first known tetraploid parthenogenetic tetrapod (Reptilia: Squamata: Teiidae). Breviora, 539: 1–20.

Kannan R, Hartnett S, Voelker RB, Andrew Berglund J, Staley JP and Baumann P. (2013).  Intronic sequence elements impede exon ligation and trigger a discard pathway that yields functional telomerase RNA in fission yeast. Genes Dev, 27: 627–638.

Lutes AA, Baumann DP, Neaves WB and Baumann P. (2011).  Laboratory synthesis of an independently reproducing vertebrate species. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 108: 9910–9915.

Neaves WB and Baumann P. (2011).  Unisexual reproduction among vertebrates. Trends Genet, 27: 81–88.

Helston RM, Box JA, Tang W and Baumann P. (2010).  Schizosaccharomyces cryophilus sp. nov., a new species of fission yeast. FEMS Yeast Res, 10: 779–786.

Lutes AA, Neaves WB, Baumann DP, Wiegraebe W and Baumann P. (2010).  Sister chromosome pairing maintains heterozygosity in parthenogenetic lizards. Nature, 464: 283–286.

Sarthy JF and Baumann P. (2010).  Apollo-taking the lead in telomere protection. Mol Cell, 39: 489–491.

Sarthy J, Bae NS, Scrafford J and Baumann P. (2009).  Human RAP1 inhibits non-homologous end joining at telomeres. EMBO J, 28: 3390–3399.

Box JA, Bunch JT, Tang W and Baumann P. (2008).  Spliceosomal cleavage generates the 3′ End of telomerase RNA. Nature, 456: 910–914.

Leonardi J, Box J a, Bunch JT and Baumann P. (2008).  TER1, the RNA subunit of fission yeast telomerase. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 15: 26–33.

Wang X and Baumann P. (2008).  Chromosome fusions following telomere loss are mediated by single-strand annealing. Mol Cell, 31: 463–473.

Bae NS and Baumann P. (2007).  A RAP1/TRF2 complex inhibits nonhomologous end-joining at human telomeric DNA ends. Mol Cell, 26: 323–334.

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