Antje Baeumner is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on the development of cutting-edge biosensors and bioanalytical microsystems for the detection of food-borne pathogens that threaten public health, toxins in the environment, and markers relevant in clinical diagnostics.
Pathogens of interest range from Cryptosporidium parvum to Dengue virus to B. anthracis. Molecular, biological recognition of the pathogenic organisms is integrated with micro- and nano-fabricated devices in order to develop portable analytical systems for field use. Professor Baeumner’s hand-held sensors for AIDS/ HIV related diagnostics will be faster and less expensive than conventional technologies.
Outreach and Extension Focus
Outreach efforts focus on assisting NYS based companies in their research development; including high school students in the research group; participate in CU exploration programs through CALS and CoE; participation in women faculty panels to inform high school girls of engineering careers; communicate research and development to the greater community via CCTEC, CoE and CALS events; active participation in alumni events; assisting the local Science Center with their nanotechnology exhibition
Professor Baeumner teaches students an introduction to biological engineering; how to integrate their knowledge in the life sciences with their mathematical skills to solve real-world problems; and bioanalytical techniques, including biosensors and micro-Total Analysis Systems. Her courses foster independent learning, presentation and report writing skills, and research skills. Her recent courses include BEE 2600 Principles of Biological Engineering and BEE 4590 Biosensors and Bioanalytical Techniques.
- Edwards, K. A., Seog, W., Han, L., Feder, S., Kraft, C. E., & Baeumner, A. J. (2016). High-throughput detection of thiamine using periplasmic binding protein-based recognition. Analytical Chemistry. 88:8248-8256.
- Wongkaew, N., He, P., Kurth, V., Surareungchai, W., & Baeumner, A. J. (2013). Multi-channel PMMA microfluidic biosensor with integrated IDUAs for electrochemical detection. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry. 405:5965-5974.
- Edwards, K. A., Meyers, K. J., Leonard, B., & Baeumner, A. J. (2013). Superior performance of liposomes over enzymatic amplification in a high-throughput assay for myoglobin in human serum. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry. 405:4017-4026.
- Edwards, K. A., & Baeumner, A. J. (2013). Periplasmic binding protein-based detection of maltose using liposomes: A new class of biorecognition elements in competitive assays. Analytical Chemistry. 85:2770-8.
- Connelly, J. T., & Baeumner, A. J. (2012). Biosensors for waterborne pathogens. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry. 402:117-127.
- Matlock-Colangelo, L., Cho, D., Frey, M. W., Pitner, C. L., & Baeumner, A. J. (2012). Functionalized Electrospun Nanofibers as Bioseparators in Microfluidic Systems. Lab on a Chip. 12:1696-1701.
- Matlock-Colangelo, L., & Baeumner, A. J. (2012). Recent Progress in the Design of Nanofiber-based Biosensing Devices. Lab on a Chip. 12:2612-2620.
- Wongkaew, N., Kirschbaum, S. E., Surareungchai, W., Durst, R., & Baeumner, A. J. (2012). A Novel Three-Electrode System Fabricated on Polymethyl Methacrylate for On-Chip Electrochemical Detection. Electroanalysis. 24:1903-1908.
- Edwards, K. A., Meyers, K. J., Leonard, B., Connelly, J. T., Wang, Y., Holter, T., & Baeumner, A. J. (2012). Engineering Liposomes as Detection Reagents for CD4+ T-cells. Analytical Methods. 4:3948-3955.
- Connelly, J. T., Kondapalli, S., Skoupi, M., Parker, J. S., KIrby, B. J., & Baeumner, A. J. (2012). Micro- total analysis system for virus detection: microfluidic pre-concentration coupled to liposome-based detection. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry. 402:315-323.