Katherine Shim, PhD

Investigator, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Research Institute
Assistant professor, Pediatrics, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Otolaryngology and Communications Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2444
(414) 955-6329 (fax)



  • Genetics

Research center/program

  • Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology

Research interests

  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Ear diseases, deafness
  • Environmental health
  • Genetic diseases/genomics

Study interests

  • Hearing and balance
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Mouse genetics
  • Birth defects


  • Doctorate, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2001
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 2001-2007

Research and publications

  • Genetic Analysis of the Induction and Morphogenesis of the Inner Ear, National Institutes of Health, principal investigator
  • Genetic Analysis of Degeneration of the Olfactory Epithelium, NIEHS Children's Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, principal investigator