Mara Livezey

Mara Livezey

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Chemistry
Room: 109
Phone: 313-993-1627
Mara Livezey Headshot
Courses taught:
Cellular and Molecular Biology


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Chemistry, Kalamazoo College


Mara Livezey joined the faculty of Detroit Mercy as an instructor of Chemistry in 2018, and as assistant professor of Biochemistry in 2019. As a native Michigander, Livezey was drawn back to Michigan for her career, and stayed because of the impact of the Detroit Mercy mission, values and connection to the surrounding community. Livezey teaches biochemistry class and laboratory, and will teach a class on How Drugs Work starting in the fall of 2020. She has also taught organic chemistry.

Livezey has interests in learning about and implementing equitable and inclusive teaching practices in the classroom. She is also passionate about social and racial justice issues, and is a member of the Science, Technology and Race learning community on campus.

For more information, please visit the Livezey Lab website.

    Areas of Research

    • Cancer Biology
    • Drug Development