Dr. David Rowley

2019 Presentation Title – Sweet Health Prospects for Cranberry Sugars

Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Alex & Ani Positive Impact Laboratory, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island

David Rowley obtained his PhD at the University of California – San Diego where he carried out research on antiviral secondary metabolites produced by marine microorganisms and plants. Since 2001, he and his students at the University of Rhode Island have investigated natural products from both the marine and terrestrial environments as new tools to combat infectious diseases. David’s current research interests include molecules that can prevent and disrupt microbial biofilms, compounds that interfere with cell-cell communication in bacteria, and methods to reverse antibiotic resistance. In collaboration with Ocean Spray Cranberries, David is currently investigating molecular mechanisms by which cranberry constituents prevent urinary tract infections.