Texas A&M University (1984), Biochemistry
Graduate School
University of California UCLA (1986), Biochemistry
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993), Molecular Biology

Research Interest

  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular Signaling
  • Molecular Microbiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Type III effector VopC mediates invasion for Vibrio species.
Zhang L, Krachler AM, Broberg CA, Li Y, Mirzaei H, Gilpin CJ, Orth K Cell Rep 2012 May 1 5 453-60
VopS Fic Domain uses direct transfer mechanism for AMPylation.
Luong, P., Kinch, L.N., Brautigam, C.A., Grishin, N.V., Tomchick, D.R. & Orth, K Journal of Biological Chemistry June 2010 285(26) 20155-20163
Vibrio VopQ Induces PI3-Kinase Independent Autophagy and Antagonizes Phagocytosis.
Burdette, D., Seemann, J. & Orth, K Molecular Microbiology August 2009 73 639-649
Arp2/3 Independent Assembly of Actin by Vibrio Type III Effector VopL
Amy D.B. Liverman, Hui-Chun Cheng, Jennifer E. Trosky, Daisy W. Leung, Melanie L. Yarbrough, Dara L. Burdette, Michael K. Rosen and Kim Orth PNAS (USA) October 2007 104:43 17117-17122

Honors & Awards

  • Earl A. Forsythe Chair in Biomedical Science
  • ASBMB Young Investigator Award
  • TAMEST; 2011 Edith & Peter O'Donnell Award in Science
  • The Welch Foundation Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research
  • Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award
  • W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research, UTSWMC