Dr. Kim is an Infectious Diseases physician who runs a basic science laboratory focused upon understanding the pathogenesis of toxoplasmosis and malaria. She is interested in the epigenetic and genetic factors of pathogens that influence the host response to parasitic infections, opportunistic pathogens and tuberculosis. Recently she has developed collaborations with clinical investigators at the Blantyre Malaria Project and the University of Malawi College of Medicine to understand the clinical impact of HIV co-infection upon cerebral malaria. Dr. Kim is co-director of the NIH-funded Training Program in Geographic Medicine and Emerging Infections (with Herb Tanowitz) that supports graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (MD or PhD) pursuing mentored basic science and translational global infectious diseases research. She also served as chair of the NIH AIDS-associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer (AOIC) study section.