Locher, Kerstin

Locher, Kerstin


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Research and Development Scientist, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, VGH

Affiliation(s): Vancouver General Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Genetics genomics proteomics and related approaches, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Microbiology

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio



Academic Background

  • PhD, Department of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Muenster University Hospital, Germany. Biology Function of the Cell Surface Receptor Syndecan-4 during Wound Healing. 2005
  • MSc_Equivalent German Diplom in Biology (equivalent to a Master of Science), Institute of Botany, University of Muenster, Germany. Investigation of the Elicitor and Pathogen induced Gene Expression of an Invertase in cicer arietinum. 1999

Awards and Recognition


Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Lead the development and implementation of molecular diagnostic tests for the detection of
    clinically relevant microorganisms.
  • Establish quality control practices for PCR based diagnostic tests.
  • Provide technical expertise and training to technical and clinical team members.

Clinical Service

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

  • Supervised one on one projects for medical residents as part of their molecular rotation in Medical Microbiology
  • Involved in informal teaching of medical residents and students in the area of molecular diagnostics in Microbiology at Vancouver General Hospital