Christopher Rowley

Associate Professor
St. John's, NL, Canada
was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. I completed my Ph.D. in 2010, then took up an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with Professor BenoƮt Roux. During my postdoctoral fellowship, I studied ion channel conduction and methods for modeling ion-protein interactions. I joined the Department of Chemistry at the Memorial University of Newfoundland as an Assistant Professor in January, 2012. I was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2017. As an independent researcher, I have worked mostly on QM/MM methods, membrane permeation, polarizable force fields, and covalent modification of proteins.


  • Mohebifar, M., Johnson, E. R., Rowley, C. N., Evaluating Force-Field London Dispersion Coefficients Using the Exchange-Hole Dipole Moment Model, J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2017 doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00522 [preprint]
  • Awoonor-Williams, E., Walsh, A. G., Rowley, C. N. Modeling Covalent-Modifier Drugs, BBA Proteins and Proteomics, 2017, Invited review, doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2017.05.009 [preprint]
  • Awoonor-Williams, E., Rowley, C. N. The Hydration Structure of Carbon Monoxide by Ab Initio Methods, J. Chem. Phys. 2017, 146 (3) doi: 10.1063/1.4974164