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Faculty and Staff


Roman F Wolf, DVM

Roman F. Wolf, DVM

Assistant Director, Division of Comparative Medicine

Associate Professor, Pathology

Contract Veterinarian, Animal Resources Facility, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Oklahoma City

University of Oklahoma 
Health Sciences Center
940 S.L. Young Blvd
BMS 203 
Oklahoma City, OK 73104



  1. A naturally Occurring Fatal Case of Herpesvirus papio 2 Pneumonia in an Infant Baboon (Papio spp.). American Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences. October 14, 2004.

  2. Successes and Failures in the Development of a SPF Baboon Colony. American Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences. October 14, 2004.

  3. Baboon model for West-Nile Virus infection and vaccine evaluation. American Association of Microbiology - Bioterrorism Meeting. February 16, 2006.

  4. Generation of specific pathogen free baboons was successfully achieved by early infant removal from dams, frequent testing, and culling of positive animals. Association of Primate Veterinarians. October 12, 2006.

  5. Efficacy of Fenbendazole and Milbemycin Oxime for Treatment of Baboons withTrichuris trichiura. American Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences. October 16, 2006.


  • Oklahoma State University 
    Stillwater, OK 
    DVM, 1994
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Department of Medicine 
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1996


  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (Oklahoma branch president 1999 to 2002, Historian 2006 to present)
  • Charles Louis Davis Foundation for Veterinary Pathologists
  • Association of Primate Veterinarians

Select Publications:

  1. Wang S, Hannafon BN, Wolf RF, Zhou J, Avery JE, Wu J, Lind SE, Ding WQ. Characterization of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-induced heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression in human cancer cells: the importance of enhanced BTB and CNC homology 1 (Bach1) degradation. J Nutr Biochem. 2014 May;25(5):515-25. PMID: 24613086

  2. Abd-Alla MD, Wolf RF, White GL, Kosanke SD, Carey DW, Verweij JJ, El-Dessouky YM, Zhang MJ, Ravdin JI. Natural infection of baboons by Entamoeba histolytica elicits anti-gal-lectin heavy subunit IgA and IgG antibodies with shared epitope specificity to that of humans. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. Dec 2013;43(3):723-35. PMID: 24640872.

  3. Karmakar S, Zhang W, Ahmad G, Torben W, Alam MU, Le L, Damian RT, Wolf RF, White GL, Carey DW, Carter D, Reed SG, Siddiqui AA: Use of an Sm-p80-based therapeutic vaccine to kill established adult schistosome parasites in chronically infected baboons. J Infect Dis 2014 Jun 15:209(12):1929-40. PMID: 24436452 

  4. Karmakar S, Zhang W, Ahmad G, Torben W, Alam MU, Le L, Damian RT, Wolf RF, White GL, Carey DW, Carter D, Reed SG, Siddiqui AA: Cross-species protection: Schistosoma mansoni Sm-p80 vaccine confers protection against Schistosoma haematobium in hamsters and baboons. Vaccine. 5 March 2014;32(11):1296-1303. PMID: 24397898

  5. Santolaya JL, Kugler L, Francois L, Stefano VD, Ebert GA, Wolf RF, Wang B, Santolaya-Forgas J: Baseline TNFα operational capacity in fetal and maternal circulation prior to the onset of labor: “tuned for different purposes”. Reprod Sci. 2013 Jul;20(7):838-44. PMID: 23287097.

  6. Warfel JM, Papin JF, Wolf RF, Zimmerman LI, Merkel TJ: Maternal and neonatal vaccination protects newborn baboons from pertussis infection. J Infect Dis. 2014 Mar 25. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu090. PMID: 24526741.  

  7. Willis EL, Wolf RF, White GL, McFarlane D: Age- and gender-associated changes in the concentrations of serum TGF-1β, DHEA-S and IGF-1 in healthy captive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2014 Jan 1;195:21-7. PMID: 24161750. 2013 Oct 23. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.10.004.

  8. Zhang W, Ahmad G, Le L, Rojo JU, Karmakar S, Tillery KA, Torben W, Damian RT, Wolf RF, White GL, Carey DW, Carter D, Reed SG, Siddiqui AA. Longevity of Sm-p80-specific antibody responses following vaccination with Sm-p80 vaccine in mice and baboons, and transplacental transfer of Sm-p80-specific antibodies in a baboon. Parasitol Res. 2014 Jun;113(6):2239-50. PMID: 24728521

  9. Zhou H, Iwase H, Wolf RF, Ekser B, Ezzelarab M, Hara H, White G, Cooper DKC: Are there advantages in the use of specific pathogen-free baboons in pig organ xenotransplantation models? Xenotransplantation. 2014 May;21(3):287-90. PMID: 24547993 Epub 2014 Feb 18. doi: 10.1111/xen.12088.

  10. Willis EL, Eberle R, Wolf RF, White GL, McFarlane D: The effects of age and cytomegalovirus on markers of inflammation and lymphocyte populations in captive baboons. PLoS ONE 2014 Sep 22;9(9):e107167. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107167. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25244034.

Adjunct Faculty

Sepideh Nikki Asadbeigi, MD

Sepideh N Asadbeigi, MD

Assistant Professor - Pathology


Adjunct Faculty - Dermatology

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research)

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Clinical Associate Professor

Charles Esmon, PhD

Charles Esmon, PhD

Lloyd Noble Chair, Cardiovascular Research

Member & Head, Cardiovascular Biology Research at OMRF

Adjunct Professor, Pathology

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David M Lewis, DDS

David M. Lewis, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Dermatopathology

Adjunct Faculty - Pathology

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Comparative Medicine

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Associate Member, Arthritis & Immunology Program

Adjunct Faculty, Pathology

Aravindan Natarajan

Aravindan Natarajan, MS., MPhil., PhD., CCA.

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Anesthesiology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pathology
Course Director, Radiation Biology for Radiation Oncology Residents
Graduate Faculty, College of Medicine
Member, Cancer Biology Program

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Assistant Member
Arthritis and Immunology Research Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine

Staff Physician 
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Pathology