Dr Stephen Baker

Director of Research For Global Health in the Department of Medicine (UCAM) and Honorary Faculty at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

Dr Stephen Baker is a director of research for global health in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge and an honorary professor at the University of Oxford.

He is a Wellcome senior research fellow and gave the 2017 microbiology society Fleming prize lecture. He has been based at the University of Cambridge since 2019 after spending 12 years working in the Wellcome overseas unit in Ho Chi Minh City. His research focusses on studying the mechanisms and epidemiological influences of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. His group uses various genomic and laboratory techniques to understand how antimicrobial resistant bacterial emerge and spread, and how best they can be combatted through new antimicrobial agents and vaccines. He has published over 350 scientific articles and is a recognized name in global health with a portfolio of work ranging from typhoid fever and other enteric diseases to hospital acquired infections and zoonoses.