We welcome Doctorate, Master and Honours students across the broad spectrum of research endeavours. The majority of our students are enrolled through Monash University, but we welcome students from other universities, including the University of Melbourne, La Trobe, Deakin, Swinburne, Torrens, RMIT and Flinders University.
Each laboratory head is associated with one or more departments in the Monash University Faculties of Medicine and Science, including Medicine in the Central Clinical School, Immunology, Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Pathology Immunology.
Research Training and Education Committee
The Research Training and Education Committee (RTEC) is headed by Associate Professor Andrew Murphy and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of postgraduate studies undertaken at the Baker Institute, as well as the Early Career Scientists. In regards to students, the major goal of the Committee is to provide guidance to the students, to encourage excellence in research and to facilitate the timely completion of theses and research studies.
Overseen by RTEC is the Baker Student Committee which is run by the students for the students and provides an important link into the RTEC on student issues and events.
Another major function of the committee is the organisation of social events to promote student-student relations, inside and outside work hours. Functions such as Happy Hour drinks, trivia nights and other social events are funded by the Monash Postgraduate Association and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and enhances the ability of the student body to work together as a team. Organised by the students for the students, the annual student retreat is a 2-day networking and information opportunity held early in the year, which gives new students the chance to meet and socialise with their peers as well as learn about career options from notable speakers.
Interactive research teams and seminar programs
The Baker Institute comprises scientists with diverse expertise and skills. To facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques we have regular group meetings, which provide the opportunity for students and staff to discuss current experiments and ideas. In addition, we run a weekly seminar series where local and international guest speakers present their latest studies and provide updates on recent biological and technological advances in medical research.