Texas A&M University (1984), Biochemistry
Graduate School
Uni of California (UCLA) (1986), Biochemistry
Graduate School
Univ of Tx Southwestern Med Ct (1993), Molecular Biology

Research Interest

  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular Signaling
  • Molecular Microbiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

My winding trail while fulfilling my love for science and family.
Orth K J. Biol. Chem. 2018 Jul 293 27 10435-10437
Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease-Causing Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strains Maintain an Antibacterial Type VI Secretion System with Versatile Effector Repertoires.
Li P, Kinch LN, Ray A, Dalia AB, Cong Q, Nunan LM, Camilli A, Grishin NV, Salomon D, Orth K Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2017 Jul 83 13
Science Signaling Podcast for 16 May 2017: Vibrio rewires host cells.
De Nisco NJ, Orth K, VanHook AM Sci Signal 2017 May 10 479
Biochemical basis for activation of virulence genes by bile salts in Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Rivera-Cancel G, Orth K Gut Microbes 2017 Jan 1-8
Type VI Secretion System Toxins Horizontally Shared between Marine Bacteria.
Salomon D, Klimko JA, Trudgian DC, Kinch LN, Grishin NV, Mirzaei H, Orth K PLoS Pathog. 2015 Aug 11 8 e1005128

Honors & Awards

  • ASBMB Merck Award
  • American Academy of Microbiology
    Fellow (2016)
  • HHMI
    Investigator (2015)
  • 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