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The Baker Institute's Bright Sparks Program aims to attract and retain the very highest calibre of postgraduate students by recognising their achievements and supporting them with financial awards.

Here are the latest Bright Sparks recipients:

Top-ups for PhD students

David Chieng, Clinical Electrophysiology
Bethany Claridge, Molecular Proteomics
Olivia Cooney, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology
Jathushan Palasubramaniam, Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology
Camilla Veiga, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology
Aiden Walsh, Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology

PhD student stipend

Yang Liu, Systems Genomics

Alfred Baker stipend

Sophie Offen, Heart Failure Research

Harold Mitchell Travelling Fellowship

Shu Mei Teo, Systems Genomics
Gerald Pernes, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology

Miller Short Term Study Leave Grant

Yow Keat Tham, Cardiac Hypertrophy

Travel awards

Annas Al-Sharea, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology
Anna Beale, Cardiac Hypertrophy
Habtamu Beyene, Metabolomics
Ben Chen, Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology
Lei Chen, Diabetes and Population Health
Michelle Flynn, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology
Stephen Foulkes, Sports Cardiology
Ashleigh Homer, Physical Activity
Kevin Huynh, Metabolomics
Sam Lee, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology
Satish Ramkumar, Imaging Research
Julian Sacre, Clinical Diabetes and Epidemiology
May lin Yap, Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology
George Zisis, Imaging Research

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