Monash Micro Imaging - ARA

Overview of Services

MMI is a central university research Platform providing advanced optical microscopy infrastructure, analytical support and training for the biomedical and life sciences. Monash University is partnering with the Baker Institute and the Burnet Institute to establish provide a strong, integrated network of world-class technology research platforms at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP). These are made up of core facilities and capabilities that provide high-quality specialist research services (see

Our core technology research platforms are coordinated through the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure).


MMI Platform Vision

Monash Micro Imaging strives to provide a fully integrated optical microscopy imaging research environment for the biomedical and life sciences. Our aim is to empower researchers by providing access to state-of-the-art microscopy technology, and to ensure excellence in imaging through expertise in experimental design, application development, data analysis and research collaboration.


MMI Platform Mission

To provide world class microscopy instrumentation for your research needs

To provide substantive, expert support for cellular and subcellular microscopy, associated techniques and data analysis

To provide excellence in research training in microscopy

To collaborate in ground breaking biomedical/life science research and innovate new imaging approaches


To learn more about MMI please visitour website:




A/Prof. Ian Harper

Director, Monash Micro Imaging

+61 3 9905 5635

15 Innovation Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University


Stephen Cody

Manager, Monash Micro Imaging at AMREP

+61 3 9903 0142

Burnet Tower

Platform Staff

Dr Iska Carmichael

Microscopy Specialist

+61 3 8532 1580

Baker Building


Dr Betty Kouskousis


+61 3 8506 2396

Burnet Tower


Chad Johnson

Microscopy Specialist

+61 3 8506 2447

Alfred Centre



Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Facility Hours: 24/7

Staff Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm 

Commercial Road, AMREP Campus 

Links and Resources

  1. Burnet Cell Imaging Facility


Name Role Phone Email Location
Stephen Cody
Manager, Monash Micro Imaging at ARA
+61 3 990 30142
Burnet Tower L6
Iska Carmichael
Senior Microscopist
+61 3 853 21580
Baker Tower L3
Chad Johnson
Senior Microscopist
+61 3 850 62447
Alfred Tower L7
Dr. Betty Kouskousis
+61 3 850 62396
Burnet Tower L1