PhD Student (completed)
Kate Baker has now left ZSL.
- 2009–2012:Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow, PhD student, University of Cambridge (Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium).
- 2007–2008: Employed as a clinical veterinarian in domestic practice.
- 2003–2006: Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Australia.
- 2001-2002: Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Monsash University, Australia (incomplete).
My area of interest is emerging zoonotic diseases, with a particular focus on those that are found in wildlife. My current project involves the characterisation of unknown zoonoses in a population of straw-coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) in Ghana. Focusing on henipaviruses, I am using both molecular and serological techniques to infer transmission patterns as well as detect previously unknown viruses.
Hayman DTS, Wang L-F, Barr J, Baker KS, Suu-Ire R, et al. (2011) Antibodies to Henipavirus or Henipa-Like Viruses in Domestic Pigs in Ghana, West Africa. PLoS ONE 6(9).
Alison J. Peel, Kate S. Baker, Gary Crameri, Jennifer A. Barr, David T. S. Hayman, Edward Wright, Christopher C. Broder, Andrés Fernández-Loras, Anthony R. Fooks, Lin-Fa Wang, Andrew A. Cunningham, James L. N. Wood. Neutralising Antibodies in an Isolated Island Population of African Fruit Bats. PLoS One.
Baker KS, Todd S, Marsh G, Fernandez-Loras A, Suu-Ire R, Wood JL, Wang LF, Murcia PR, Cunningham A. (2011) Co-circulation of diverse paramyxoviruses in an urban African fruit bat population. Journal of General Virology. Published online Dec 28.
Hayman DT, Fooks AR, Rowcliffe JM, McCrea R, Restif O, Baker KS, Horton DL, Suu-Ire R, Cunningham AA, Wood JL. (2012) Endemic Lagos bat virus infection in Eidolon helvum. Epidemiology and Infection Feb 28:1-9.
Billeter SA, Hayman DT, Peel AJ, Baker K, Wood JL, Cunningham A, Suu-Ire R, Dittmar K, Kosoy MY. (2012) Bartonella species in bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) from western Africa. Parasitology 139(3): 324-9.
Feldman, K.S., Foord, A., Heine, H.G., Smith, I.L., Boyd, V., Marsh, G.A., Wood, J.L., Cunningham, A.A. and Wang, L.F. (2009) Design and evaluation of consensus PCR assays for henipaviruses. Journal of Virological Methods 161(1):52-7.
Bertoncello, I., Williams, B., Baker, K., Brouard, N. and Simmons, P.J. (2004) Identification of Putative Stem Cells in the Adult Lung. 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (Boston), p.101.
Bertoncello, I., Brouard, N., Baker, K., Williams, B. and Simmons, P.J. (2004) Isolation and Characterization of Putative Epithelial and Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Adult Murine Lung. Proceedings of the Australian Medical Research Congress 2004 (Sydney), p.154.
Dr Andrew Cunningham (IOZ)
Dr Karina Avecado-Whitehouse (IOZ)
Dr Pablo Murcia (CIDC, Cambridge)
Professor James Wood (CIDC, Cambridge)