Kherie Rowe Ph.D
AUIS Professor

Assistant Professor of Immunology and Microbiology

Dr. Rowe received BSc. Degree in Biology from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill).  In 2002, Dr. Rowe was awarded a full Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc. Degree in Molecular Medical Microbiology at the University of Nottingham in England.

In 2003, she was then afforded the opportunity to complete her Ph.D. in the same discipline at the University of the West Indies.  Dr. Rowe's research focused on Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression during meningococcal disease. Since her return to Barbados, she has worked as a lecturer in Biology and Genetics at the UWI (Cave Hill) Barbados.

Although the focus of her most recent research has been on the pathogenesis of disease in plants, Dr. Rowe's ultimate mandate is still the progression of disease in man.

Previous Positions

Lecturer: Preliminary Biology; Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of the West Indies

Research Interests

The human microbiome and metabolic disease (Diabetes Type 2).


Awards: 2002 Developing Solutions-Joint Chevening Scholarship

Certificates: 2016 (Spring) Level I Chinese (UWI Confucius Institute), 2016 (Fall) Level II Chinese (UWI Confucius Institute)


Robinson, K., Taraktsoglou, M., Rowe, K.S.J., Wooldridge, K.G. & Ala’Aldeen, D.A.A. (2004). Secreted proteins from Neisseria meningitidis mediated differential human gene expression and immune activation. Cellular Microbiology 6, 927-938.

Alleyne, A.T., Rowe, K., James, M. (2011).  Identification of Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans in Barbados by rep-PCR.  Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 1, 593-597.


2003-2007: The University of Nottingham. Nottinghamshire. England. Ph.D.: Molecular Medical Microbiology

Thesis title: COX-2 expression: Interaction of Neisseria meningitidis with human cells.

2002-2003: The University of Nottingham. Nottinghamshire. England. M.Sc. (Distinction): Molecular Medical Microbiology

1997-2001: The University of the West Indies. Cave Hill Campus. Barbados.

B.Sc. (Hons.)

Departments & Committees

Dept. Immunology and Microbiology

Examination Committee

Faculty Affairs Committee