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Roberta Baron, Mag. Molecular Biology



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Since 10.2014 PhD student at the Department of Paleontology, University of Vienna
Thesis: Functional and phylogenetic studies of the middle and inner ear of Diprotodontia (Marsupialia)
11.2013 Magister in Molecular Biology at the University of Vienna
10.2000-06/2010 Diplom (MSc equivalent) student at the Center for Molecular Biology, University of Vienna
Thesis: Natural products as PTP1B inhibitors Screening and establishment of functional test systems
10.1999-10.2000 Diplom (MSc equivalent) student at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna
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Professional Background

01.2011-10.2012 Research associate at the Competence Center (Molecular Biology) of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Vienna
06.2004-09.2006 Technical assistant at Biovertis AG, Vienna
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Research Statement

My PhD project encompasses functional-morphological investigations of the bony labyrinth as well as phylogenetic examinations of the auditory ossicles of the Diprotodontia (Marsupialia, Australidelphia). The members of this subfamily of Australian marsupials differ significantly in locomotion and life style (e.g. arboreal, fossorial). The mammalian inner ear comprises not only the organ for hearing, the cochlea, but also the three semicircular canals which are essential for orientation in 3D space. The study of these structures by geometric morphometric analyses shall give information about the type of movement and hereafter the reconstruction of the paleoenvironment. The mammalian middle ear consists of stapes, incus and malleus and bears information about the evolutionary development. Scrutiny and comparison of the three ossicles of different taxa will help to understand the origination and separate development of the sister group of placental mammals.

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Department of Paleontology
University of Vienna
Geozentrum
Althanstrasse 14
1090 Vienna
Austria
phone: +43 (0)1 4277 535 43
fax: +43 (0)1 4277 9535