Baumann Takes Von Humboldt Professorship in Germany

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Stowers Investigator Peter Baumann, PhD, was awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The professorship comes with a 5 million euro award for those conducting experimental research and was created to support the recruitment of established researchers to German universities. According to the Humboldt Foundation, which awards the prize, about half of the candidates, like Baumann, are Germans returning from abroad.

Baumann joined the Stowers Institute in 2002. His lab studies various aspects of chromosome biology ranging from the maintenance of chromosome ends by telomerase to the effects of hybridization, ploidy changes, and unisexual reproduction in the context of evolution. He plans to leave the Institute in 2018 to join the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Mainz, Germany.