Kim Orth is the Earl A. Forsythe chair in biomedical science and professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at UT Southwestern. She is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Her research focuses on bacterial pathogenesis.
Orth graduated from Texas A&M University in 1984 with a B.S. in biochemistry. She went to the UCLA School of Medicine for an M.S. in biological chemistry, and then to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology.
- 2003 Beckman Young Investigators
- 2006 Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
- 2012 ASBMB Young Investigator Award
- 2016 Elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
- 2018 ASBMB Merck Award