Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Tobias Baumgart and his research group. We are interested in biophysical properties and the function of biological membranes. In particular, we study aspects of membrane composition and membrane shape (curvature), and also use single molecule techniques to investigate live cells. A major goal of our research is quantitative analysis, and comparison to theory, of biologically important membrane phenomena. Our experimental methods include modern fluorescence microscopy techniques, various spectroscopic approaches, means to mechanically manipulate membranes, as well as molecular biology techniques.


The Baumgart Group

Office: Chemistry Building, 250N

Phone (office):

(215) 573-7539

Phone (lab):

(215) 746-2399


(215) 573-2112


baumgart at sas.upenn.edu