Dr. Kading is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University, and a faculty member in the Center for Vector-borne Infectious Diseases. She obtained her B.S. in Entomology/Wildlife Conservation from the University of Delaware, M.S. in Entomology from the University of Arkansas, and PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Her work at Johns Hopkins focused on malaria transmission dynamics in southern Zambia, including examination of seasonal transmission dynamics by different mosquito species, mosquito blood feeding behavior, and population genetics. Between 2007 and 2014, Dr. Kading conducted post-doctoral research at the CDC Division of Vector-borne Diseases Arbovirus Diseases Branch, she led studies on mosquito blood feeding behavior and West Nile virus ecology in Colorado and Guatemala, and Rift Valley fever virus transmission studies by mosquitoes. She also initiated studies on virus discovery and surveillance of bats in Uganda, which resulted in the isolation of three newly recognized viruses, and insights into the natural exposure of bats to viruses by blood-feeding mosquitoes.

Her current research program at CSU continues this work on viral ecology of bats in Uganda and human-bat interactions. Dr. Kading and her husband Brian founded a 501(c)3 charity in 2016 (Musoke International) that has supported the education of 133 orphaned children in Uganda as well a fish farming community development project on Lake Victoria.