Charlie Kim, PhD

Trainer, Ministry of Health,
Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Medicine, UCSF

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Charlie Kim

Research Interests:
Immune recognition and control of malaria


Education and Training:


Key Publications:

Kim CC, Nelson CS, Wilson EB, Hou B, Defranco AL, Derisi JL. Splenic red pulp macrophages produce type I interferons as early sentinels of malaria infection but are dispensable for control. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e48126.

2. Bezman NA, Kim CC, Sun JC, Min-Oo G, Hendricks DW, Kamimura Y, Best JA, Goldrath AW, Lanier LL. Molecular definition of the identity and activation of natural killer cells. Nat Immunol. 2012 Oct; 13(10):1000-9.

3. Sun JC, Lopez-Verges S, Kim CC, DeRisi JL, Lanier LL. NK cells and immune "memory". J Immunol. 2011 Feb 15; 186(4):1891-7.

4. Loke P, Hammond SN, Leung JM, Kim CC, Batra S, Rocha C, Balmaseda A, Harris E. Gene expression patterns of dengue virus-infected children from nicaragua reveal a distinct signature of increased metabolism. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010; 4(6):e710.

5. Zhang S, Kim CC, Batra S, McKerrow JH, Loke P. Delineation of diverse macrophage activation programs in response to intracellular parasites and cytokines. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010; 4(3):e648.

6. Kim CC, Wilson EB, DeRisi JL. Improved methods for magnetic purification of malaria parasites and haemozoin. Malar J. 2010; 9:17.

7. Kim CC, Derisi JL. VersaCount: customizable manual tally software for cell counting. Source Code Biol Med. 2010; 5(1):1.

8. Parrish JZ, Xu P, Kim CC, Jan LY, Jan YN. The microRNA bantam functions in epithelial cells to regulate scaling growth of dendrite arbors in drosophila sensory neurons. Neuron. 2009 Sep 24; 63(6):788-802.

9. Kim CC, Parikh S, Sun JC, Myrick A, Lanier LL, Rosenthal PJ, DeRisi JL. Experimental malaria infection triggers early expansion of natural killer cells. Infect Immun. 2008 Dec; 76(12):5873-82.