Kimberly L. Dodge-Kafka
Kimberly L. Dodge-Kafka
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
UConn Health
Elected to the Academy in 2023


Texas A&M University, 1994, BS, Zoology; University of Texas, 1999, PhD, Reproductive Endocrinology

Professional Area

Defining the intracellular communication networks that promote specificity in signal reduction; specifically work on A-kinase-anchoring proteins (AKAPs) that target the camp-dependent protein kinase, as well as other signaling enzymes, into discrete signaling complexes to regulate the phosphorylation of target proteins; Concentration on AKAP complexes in the heart, and how they regulate cardiac physiology


For key contributions to the understanding of perinuclear cAMP and calcium microdomains in the cardiac myocyte and their role in orchestrating the gene transcription required for the induction of cardiac disease and for demonstrated commitment to STEM education (both graduate and undergraduate) and dedication to the research development.