Prof. Jake Baum

Imperial College London

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Jake Baum is a parasitologist, cell biologist and medical science innovator. Following a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees at Oxford, and PhD in London (LSHTM, 2002) he moved to the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia to work on the molecular and cellular biology of the malaria parasite. He started his own independent lab at the WEHI in 2010 ( In 2013, he returned to the UK to Imperial College London, and was later appointed Professor of Cell Biology and Infectious Diseases (2017). In 2020 he helped found the Imperial College Institute of Infection, a new Institute charged with representing the entire interdisciplinary research portfolio of infection research across the University. In 2022, he was recruited back to Australia to take up a tenured Professorship and position as Head of School of Medical Sciences at UNSW, Sydney. His lab has had a diverse range of interests, across cell biology, drug discovery, novel diagnostics, and vaccine technologies, often working together with industry partnerships.



Eukaryotic Cell Biology


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