Kerstin Baiker is a Clinical Professor for Veterinary Pathology at City University's Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences. She graduated from the Vet School at the Ludwigs-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, in 2004. She then continued her studies for a doctoral thesis 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 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. She passed the certifying examination to become a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and joined the Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science where she had a leading role in establishing a diagnostic service and an ECVP approved and successful training centre in Veterinary Pathology.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, member of several committees of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation and is one of the very few certified specialists in forensic veterinary pathology in Europe.
Kerstin's research interests are broad and involve collaborative investigations of the pathogenesis of infectious and degenerative diseases, often with a focus on neuropathology and cardiopathology. Kerstin is one of the key members of the international 'Ape Heart Project' in Europe, trying to better understand great ape heart diseases, a significant cause of death among great apes.