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 in 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 in veterinary neuropathology at the Chair for General Pathology and Neuropathology in Munich. Her research and teaching focused on neuropathological aspects of large, small and lab animals.
In 2009, Kerstin came to the Royal Veterinary College in London to complete a residency in Anatomic Pathology, funded by GlaxoSmithKline. She joined the Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2012 and passed the certifying examination to become a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology in 2013.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is one of the very few certified specialists in forensic veterinary pathology in Europe.
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
DE FREITAG MI, HOUSLEY D, CAINE A, FAUCHON E, BAIKER K, CORBETTA D and CHERUBINI GB, 2021. Myelopathy secondary to an intramedullary arteriovenous malformation in a mature dog J Vet Intern Med. STRONG, VICTORIA, MOITTIE, SOPHIE, SHEPPARD, MARY N., LIPTOVSZKY, MATYAS, WHITE, KATE, REDROBE, SHARON, COBB, MALCOLM and BAIKER, KERSTIN, 2020. Idiopathic Myocardial Fibrosis in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Veterinary Pathology. 57(1), 183-191 MOREY-MATAMALAS, A, CORBETTA, D, WAINE, K, PAYNE, R, GRAU-ROMA, L and BAIKER, K, 2020. Exercise-induced Acute Abdominal Haemorrhage due to Iliopsoas Trauma in Racing Greyhounds. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 177, 42-46
EIRAS-DIAZ, FRANCESCO PRIAZ, ORLANDO PACIELLO, KATIE WAINE, KERSTIN BAIKER, DANIEL HOUSLEY, ANNA GARDINI and JESSICA FLOREY, 2020. Unusual clinical presentation of dystrophin-deficient feline muscular dystrophy in the UK Vet Records: Case Reports. 8(1),
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 dogs.
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 project led by Twycross Zoo and the University of Nottingham examining the prevalence and aetiopathogenesis of heart disease in apes in human care.