Kristin Mühldorfer is a veterinary wildlife bacteriologist at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW). She graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in 2007 and concluded her doctoral thesis on diseases and infectious agents of bats at the Leibniz-IZW in 2012. In 2013, she moved to the Institute of Poultry Diseases at the Freie Universität Berlin and was responsible for the diagnostic laboratories of bacteriology and serology, associated doctoral students, research and teaching. In December 2014, she returned to the Leibniz-IZW and became head of the bacteriology in the Department of Wildlife Diseases. In 2015, she received her recognition as German veterinary specialist in microbiology.
Kristin works in a neglected field that is lacking of veterinary experts who specialise in wildlife bacteriology. She gives lectures on applied wildlife bacteriology and mycology for veterinary students, and (co-)supervises postdocs and doctoral students of projects with microbiological questions. Her research interests lie in the field of wildlife infectious diseases particularly novel infectious agents and emerging bacterial pathogens, and the development of disease diagnostics for wildlife species.