David Baum

David Baum headshot
330 North Orchard Street, Room 3166
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
Joined WID: 2013

Research Description

The main questions driving David Baum’s research in WID are, How do life-like chemical systems first originate? and, How can we detect new life-like chemical systems in the laboratory? These questions are addressed by bridging in vitro chemistry with evolutionary theory, using an artificial ecosystem selection approach. Additionally, Baum conducts research on the origin of eukaryotic cell structure, and the delimitation of species.