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Rolf Konig

MERLOT Contributor  Peer Reviewer
University of Texas Medical Branch
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Mar 16, 2014
Member Since: Jun 05, 2011



Primary Affiliation:
  • University of Texas System - Medical Branch (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, TX, United States)

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University of Texas Medical Branch
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1019 United States


  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)
  • French - speaking level (Intermediate) - reading level (Intermediate)
  • German - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • Ph.D. Biology (11/1984)
    University of Bern, Switzerland
  • M.S. Zoology (06/1980)
    University of Bern, Switzerland


  • Director, Graduate Program in Microbiology & Immunology (07/2008 - Current) University of Texas Medical Branch/Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Longitudinal Theme on Evidence-based Medicine (06/2007 - Current) University of Texas Medical Branch/School of Medicine
  • Professor (09/2009 - Current) University of Texas Medical Branch/Dep. of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Senior Scientist (09/2006 - Current) University of Texas Medical Branch/Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Graduate and Medical Education (09/2009 - Current) University of Texas Medical Branch/Dep. of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Immunology (07/1999 - 07/2003) American Association of Immunologists


  • König, Rolf. (2011). Mechanisms of immune modulation by xenobiotics in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier, Burlington, MA.
  • König, Rolf. (2011). Signal transduction in T lymphocytes in Intercellular Signaling in Development and Disease. Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, CA.


  • American Chemical Society
    Member 01/2008 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor (05/2012)
    Honorific title to recognize faculty members who have made significant contributions to education awarded on approval by the Chancellor, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, or the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.
  • Teaching Excellence Award in Microbiology & Immunology (11/2011)
    This award is conferred by the Graduate Student Organization at UTMB.
  • UTMB Academy of Master Teachers (10/2011)
    Induction in the Academy is based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and educational leadership.
  • Faculty Marshall, UTMB SOM Commencement (05/2010)

Teaching Experience

  • Dermatology, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Hematology ( Current)
    UTMB - School of Medicine - Hematopoiesis; Hematopoietic system; Hypersensitivity; Transplant immunology
    A course for 2nd-year medical students that uses small group problem-based learning, online pathology labs, and lectures on special topics to illustrate physiology and pathophysiology in three organ systems.
  • Evidence-Based Medicine ( Current)
    UTMB - School of Medicine - Evidence-based medicine
    This is a longitudinal theme implemented in several courses and clinical rotations in every year of the four-year medical school curriculum. Students are exposed to concepts and principles of evidence-based medicine, and tasked with formulating clinical questions, finding best current evidence using library resources, and evaluating this evidence.
  • Introduction to Immune Mechanisms ( Current)
    UTMB - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Hematopoiesis; Antigens & antibodies; Immunoglobulin gene recombination; B cell development; B cell activation; Tumor immunology
    An introductory course for graduate students. Emphasis is on analyzing mechanisms of immune cell development and functions, and on interactions between various effector cells in the immune system. Students are tasked with evaluating and presenting current articles on the topics.
  • Scientific Writing & Grant Proposal Preparation ( Current)
    UTMB - Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences - Forming a scientific hypothesis; testing a scientific hypothesis
    The course introduces the principles of scientific writing and grant proposal preparation in the NIH format. Students will analyze NIH grant applications, formulate a scientific hypothesis based on an assigned publication, and write a research plan to rigorously test the hypothesis.