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Mary Lou Caspers

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Mary Lou Caspers
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Chemistry
Room: 203
Phone: (313) 993-1196
Dr. Mary Lou Caspers
Areas of Expertise:
Basic & Advanced Biochemistry
General Chemistry Laboratory
Aluminum / Alzheimer's Disease
Atmospheric Chemistry
Effects of Metal Ions on Brain or Body
Lead and Aluminum in the Environment
Medicinal Chemistry


  • Ph. D., Biochemistry, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Detroit


Professor of Chemistry, teaches basic and advanced biochemistry and general chemistry laboratory. Caspers publications and presentations deal with alterations in brain proteins as a function of aging and with the effects of metal ions such as aluminum on various enzymes in the blood, liver and brain; she is the author of over 20 papers in refereed journals.

Caspers is the recipient of the 2004 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Educator of the Year, University of Detroit Mercy 2001 Distinguished Faculty Award, Presidents Award for Faculty Excellence and the Engineering and Science Teacher of the Year Award, as well as a number of research grants. Caspers received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Detroit, and a Ph. D. in Biochemistry from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She joined the University in 1977.

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