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Rolf Konig

Rolf Konig


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Rolf Konig is a Peer Reviewer


Skills & Interests


  • American Chemical Society
    Member 01/2008 – Current

Education History

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


  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • English
    • Speaking level: Superior
    • Reading level: Superior
  • French
    • Speaking level: Intermediate
    • Reading level: Intermediate
  • German
    • Speaking level: Superior
    • Reading level: Superior

Honors & 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.


  • 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