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Rial Rolfe

Rial Rolfe, PhD, MBA

  • Director
  • Executive Vice President
  • Professor
  • Joint Appointment, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Immunology and Molecular Microbiology
Office Phone: 806-743-2905
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 6298
Lubbock TX 79430-6298

Research Interests

The role of the normal intestinal flora in health and disease, and the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated intestinal disease.

Teaching Interests

Microbiology and Immunology

Selected Publications:

  • Govind, R & Vediyappan, G & Rolfe, Rial & Dupuy, B & Fralick, Joe (2009) Bacteriophage-mediated toxin gene regulation in Clostridium difficile J. Virol, 83, 12037-12045.
  • Govind, R & Vediyappan, G & Fralick, Joe & Rolfe, Rial (2006) Evidence that Clostridium difficile TcdC is a Membrane Associated Protein J. Bacteriol, 188, 3716-3720.
  • Govind, R & Fralick, Joe & Rolfe, Rial (2006) Genomic Organization and Molecular Characterization of Clostridium difficile Bacteriophage ФCD119. J. Bacteriol, 188, 2568-2577.
  • Govind, R & Fralick, Joe & Rolfe, Rial (2004) Bacteriophage toxin regulation in Clostridium difficile ASM Conference on the New Phage Biology, Biscayne, FL.
  • Govind, R & Fralick, Joe & Rolfe, Rial (2003) Bacteriophage 119 mediated toxin regulation in Clostridium difficile strain CD603 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Salt Lake City, UT.