Kami Kim, MD
Kami Kim, MD (Infectious Diseases) has been elected a 2013 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of her record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
Dr. Kim is Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), of Microbiology & Immunology, and of Pathology. She runs a basic science laboratory focused upon understanding the pathogenesis of toxoplasmosis and malaria. Recently she has developed collaborations with clinical investigators at the Blantyre Malaria Project in Malawi to understand the clinical impact of HIV co-infection upon cerebral malaria. She is also interested in understanding epigenetic and genetic factors that govern the host response to parasitic infections, opportunistic pathogens and tuberculosis. Dr. Kim is co-director of the NIH-funded Training Program in Geographic Medicine and Emerging Infections (with Dr. Herb Tanowitz) that supports graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (MD or PhD) pursuing mentored basic science and translational global infectious diseases research.
The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy), a select group of leaders of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), recognizes outstanding scientific contributions to the field of microbiology. The Academy's fellows are elected through selective peer review, with scientific contributions reflecting exemplary careers in basic and applied research, teaching, clinical and public health, industry or government service.