Dr Barbara Rolfe

Senior Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
b.rolfe@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63856

Overview

Research Interests

  • The role of the innate immune system in cancer
  • Nanotechnology for drug delivery

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • BSc, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Gu, Z., Rolfe, Barbara E., Thomas, A. C., Campbell, Julie H., Lu, G. Q. Max and Xu, Z. P. (2012). Heparin-related nanomaterials. In David E. Piyathilake and Rhong Liang (Ed.), Heparin, properties, uses and side effects (pp. 159-178) New York, United States: Nova Science.

  • Rolfe, Barbara, Mooney, Jane, Zhang, Bing, Jahnke, Sani, Le, Sarah-Jane, Chau, Yu-Qian, Huang, Qiping, Wang, Hao, Campbell, Gordon and Campbell, Julie (2011). The fibrotic response to implanted biomaterials: Implications for tissue engineering. In Daniel Eberli (Ed.), Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering: Cells and Biomaterials (pp. 551-568) Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Varanasi, S., Wang, D., Peng, H., Do, H.L., Smid, J., Rolfe, B., Rasoul, F., Whittaker, A.K. and Symons, A. (2010). Effect of hydrogels or lipoxinA4 on rat periodontal fibroblasts in-vitro. In: Australian/New Zealand Division Golden Jubilee Meeting, Sebel Harbourside Hotel, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia,, (). September 27-29 2010.

  • Manthey, Helga, Thomas, Anita, Taylor, Stephen, Woodruff, Trent, Moore, Tyson, Shiels, Ian and Rolfe, Barbara (2008). Protective effects of C5a receptor antagonism in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. In: ICW Basel, XXII International Complement Workshop, Basel, Switzerland, (4151-4151). 28 September - 2 October 2008. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2008.08.167

  • Manthey, H., Taylor, S., Shiels, I. and Rolfe, B. (2007). Does C5a have a role in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis?. In: W.-C. Song and X.-M. Gao, Molecular Immunology: Proceedings XXI International Complement Workshop. XXI International Complement Workshop, Beijing, China, (213-213). 22-26 October 2006. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2006.07.154

  • Chau, Yu-Qian, Zhang, Bing, Rolfe, Barbara, Wei, Ming and Campbell, Julie (2007). Inhibition of myofibroblast differentiation by silencing transforming growth factor beta receptor. In: Annual Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, (1085-1085). 27-30 October, 2007.

  • Clark, Sharon F., Cao, Yang, Croll, Tristan, Jahnke, Sani, Dyne, Al, Rolfe, Barbara, Brooke, Gary, Atkinson, Kerry, Campbell, Julie and Cooper-White, Justin (2007). Surface protein regulators of rat bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell morphology. In: International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting, Cairns, Qld, Australia, (). 17-20 June, 2007.

  • Campbell, J. H., Efendy, J., Chue, W., Daly, C., Mooney, J., Zhang, B., Rolfe, B., Walker, P. and Campbell, G. R. (2005). Artifical arteries from cells of bone marrow origin. In: Past, Present and Future: The Evolution of the Vascular Specialist. Vascular 2005, Sydney, (70-70). 9-14 Sep, 2005.

  • Worth, N. F., Rolfe, B. E. and Campbell, G. R. (2003). Rho and smooth muscle cell phenotype. In: Atherosclerosis Supplements. 13th International Atherosclerosis Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, (180-180). 28 September - 2 October 2004. doi:10.1016/S1567-5688(03)90774-4

  • Worth, N. F., Campbell, G. R. and Rolfe, B. E. (2001). A role for Rho in smooth muscle phenotypic regulation. In: Fuiko Numano and Michael Gimbrone, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: Proceedings of the 6th Saratoga International Conference on Atherosclerosis. 6th Saratoga International Conference on Atherosclerosis, Tokyo, Japan, (316-322). 3-6 April, 2001.

  • Campbell, G. R., Worth, N. F. and Rolfe, B. E. (2001). A role for Rho in smooth muscle phenotypic regulation. In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: Proceedings of the Australian Vascular Biology Society. Australian Vascular Biology Society, Noosa, Queensland, Australia, (316-322). Ausgust, 2001.

  • World, C., Rolfe, B. E. and Campbell, J. H. (2001). Attenuation of smooth muscle proliferation by leukaemia inhibitory factor involves the activation of negative feed-back regulators. In: COMBIO, Canberra, (). October 2001.

  • Rolfe, B. E., Worth, N.F. and Campbell, G. R. (2001). Rho as a regulator of smooth muscle phenotype. In: COMBIO, Canberra, (). October 2001.

  • Worth, N.F., Rolfe, B. E. and Campbell, G. R. (2001). Smooth muscle, the cytoskeleton and cell signalling. In: Australian Vascular Biology Society 9th Scientifiv Annual Meeting. Australian Vascular Biology Society 9th Scientific Annual Meeting, Noosa, Qld, (). 30 August - 2 September 2001.

  • World, C., Rolfe, B. E. and Campbell, J. H. (2001). The signal attenuating effects of LIF treated vascular smooth muscle cells as a means of inhibiting hyperplasia. In: Australian Vascular Biology Society 9th Annual Scientific Meeting. Australian Vascular Biology Society 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, Noosa Qld, (). 30 August - September 2, 2001.

  • Worth, N., Rolfe, B. E., Campbell, G. R. and Campbell, J. H. (2000). A role for Rho in smooth muscle phenotypic regulation. In: Prof. Keith Stanley, International Congress on Differentiation & Cell Biology. International Congress on Differentiation & Cell Biology, Gold Coast, Australia, (154). 24-28 September 2000.

  • World, C., Rolfe, B. E., Campbell, G. R. and Campbell, J. H. (2000). Expression of LIF receptor subunits by cells of the artery wall. In: The Australian Vascular Biology Society 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting. The Australian Vascular Biology Society 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting, Marysville, Victoria, (38). 19-22 October 2000.

  • Worth, N., Rolfe, B. E., Campbell, G. R. and Campbell, J. H. (2000). Rho and vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype. In: B Bacetti, Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology & Pathology. Xth International Vascular Biology Meeting, Geneva Switzerland, (448). 5-9 September 2000.

  • World, C., Rolfe, B. E. and Campbell, J. H. (2000). The role of leukemia inhibitory factor in vascular smooth muscle cell function. In: Prof. Keith Stanley, International Congress on Differentiation & Cell Biology. International Congress on Differentiation & Cell Biology, Gold Coast, Australia, (161). 24-28 September 2000.

  • Song, J., Rolfe, B. E., Hayward, I. P., Campbell, G. R. and Campbell, J. H. (1999). Behaviour of rabbit aortic smooth muscle cells grown in three-dimensional collagen gel. In: ASBMB, Combio99 Symposium. Combio99 Symposium, Gold Coast, (Pos-Tue-10). 27-30 Sept 1999.

  • Song, J., Rolfe, B. E., Worth, N., Campbell, J. H., Campbell, G. R. and Hayward, I. P. (1999). Modified vascular smooth muscle cell behaviour in vitro by extracellular matrix. In: The Australian Vascular Biology Society 1999 Annual Scientific Meeting. The Australian Vascular Biology Society 1999 Annual Scientific Meeting, 321003, (37). 730106.

  • Worth, N., Rolfe, B. E., Campbell, G. R. and Campbell, J. H. (1999). The influence of the small GTP-binding protein Rho on vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype. In: Combio99 Symposium. , Gold Coast, (Pos-Tue-11). 27-30 Sept, 1999.

  • Rolfe, BE, Cavanagh, AC, Quinn, KA and Morton, H (1985). Early-Pregnancy Factor - a Suppressor Releasing Hormone. In: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and Microbiology. , , (63-63). .

  • Gardiner, RA, Morton, H, Cavanagh, AC and Rolfe, BE (1984). Detection of An Epf-Like Substance in Sera of Patients with Testicular Germ-Cell Tumors. In: British Journal of Urology. , , (90-91). .

  • Morton, H, Rolfe, BE and Cavanagh, AC (1982). Early-Pregnancy Factor in Pre-Implantation Pregnancy. In: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. , , (178-178). .

  • Rolfe, BE, Morton, H, Cavanagh, AC and Gardiner, R (1982). Production of An Epf-Like Substance by Male Germ-Cell Tumors. In: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. , , (178-178). .

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.