Previous Positions: 

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

Research Interests: 

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

Publications (selected):

  • 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.

Kherie Rowe Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Immunology and Microbiology

Career Profile

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

In 2003, I was then afforded the opportunity to complete my Ph.D. in the same discipline at the University.  My research focused on Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression during meningococcal disease. Since my return to Barbados, I have worked as a lecturer in Biology and Genetics at the UWI (Cave Hill) Barbados.

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


  • Ph.D.  Molecular Medical Microbiology: The University of Nottingham. Nottinghamshire. England. 
  • B.Sc. (Hons.)  The University of the West Indies. Cave Hill Campus. Barbados.