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Dr. Rowley’s research interests are centered on the study of how antifungal proteins  (called "killer toxins") interact with fungal cells. The laboratory uses the model eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae and pathogenic fungi to understand how killer toxins attack fungal cells and mechanisms of resistance.

The Rowley lab strongly supports the inclusion of undergraduate researchers and has hosted 57 students in the last 8 years. This has been possible due to strong support from federal funding agencies and the University of Idaho that have provided grants for independent undergraduate research projects. This is in addition to supporting four graduate students and several technicians.


As a first-generation college student Dr. Rowley understands the profound impact of independent research for undergraduates and the provision of a supportive and nurturing environment for all members of the lab. The Rowley lab supports a culture of respect and inclusion and welcomes people from all backgrounds to discover the joy and power of scientific research.

The lab from the perspective of undergraduate researchers....

Rowley lab promotional video from 

the University of Idaho.

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