We welcome students for Doctorate, Master and Honours by research across many of our laboratories. We are able to enrol PhD and Master by research through the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health at the University of Melbourne. We also welcome students enrolled through Monash, La Trobe, Deakin, Swinburne, and RMIT.
Each laboratory head is associated with one or more Universities and accredited to supervise honours and higher degree by research students. 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 Institute Research Training and Education Committee (RTEC) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of postgraduate and honours studies undertaken at the Baker Institute and is chaired by Associate Professor Brian Drew and Dr Erin Howden. Under their leadership 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. Internal funding for student travel and professional development is also administered by the committee with the assistance of the student administrator.
The Baker Institute Student Committee
Our Student Committee is run by the students for the students and provides an important link into the RTEC on student issues and events. The committee receives funding to assist in the organisation of social events to promote student-student relations, inside and outside work hours. Functions may include Happy Hour drinks, trivia nights and other social events 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.