Kherie Rowe, PhD

Previous Positions

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

Research Interests

The human microbiome and metabolic disease; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2


Sayeeda R, MTVillagomez Montero, K Rowe, RKirton, F Kunik Jr. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentations, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19: a review of current evidence. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology. 2021 May. DOI: 10.1080/17512433.2021.1902303
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.
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.

Kherie Rowe, PhD

Assistant Professor of Immunology and Microbiology

Career Profile

Dr. Rowe earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, in Barbados.


In 2002, she was awarded a full Chevening Scholarship to pursue a Masters of Science degree in Molecular Medical Microbiology at the University of Nottingham in England.

In 2003, she was then afforded the opportunity to complete the PhD degree in the same discipline at the University.  

Her 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) in Barbados.

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


Dr. Rowe is passionate about teaching future physicians the importance of disease identification so that students may properly identify pathological processes and develop the most informed treatment plan.


Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Molecular Medical Microbiology

The University of Nottingham

Nottinghamshire, England


Masters of Science, MSc in Molecular Medical Microbiology

The University of Nottingham

Nottinghamshire, England


Bachelor of Science, BSc in Biology with Honors

The University of the West Indies

Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

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