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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

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.