Clinical Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Kerstin Baiker graduated from the Veterinary School of the Ludwigs-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, in 2004. She then continued her studies for a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Kaspar Matiasek as a cooperation project between the medical Institute of Diabetes Research (working group for Mitochondrial Genetics) and the Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Chair for General Pathology and Neuropathology in Munich, Germany.
After gaining her doctor title she started working as a lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) in Veterinary Neuropathology at the Chair for General Pathology and Neuropathology in Munich. Her research and teaching focused on neuropathological aspects of large and small animals.
In 2009, Kerstin came to the Royal Veterinary College in London to start a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Anatomic Pathology, funded by GlaxoSmithKline. Her main supervisors were Professor Ken Smith and Professor Brian Summers. She joined the Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2012 as a Clinical Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology. In 2013, Kerstin passed the certifying examination and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology.
I am broadly interested in all neuropathological aspects of animals and in particular in mitochondriopathies in animals which started with my thesis about Leigh-like subacute necrotising… read more
I am broadly interested in all neuropathological aspects of animals and in particular in mitochondriopathies in animals which started with my thesis about Leigh-like subacute necrotising encephalopathies in Yorkshire Terriers and Alaskan Huskies.
Another recent interest of mine is the TLRs expression in the canine brain and their possible interaction with inflammatory conditions of unknown origin.
I am also excited to be part of an international team of a European-wide study led by Twycross Zoo and the University of Nottingham examining the prevalence and aetiopathogenesis of heart disease in apes in human care.
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