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About John C. Livesey

John C. Livesey, PhD earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Stanford University in 1977 and a doctor of philosophy in pharmacology from University of Minnesota in 1982. Returning to the West Coast, he did post-doctoral training in biochemistry and biophysics at the Environmental Health Science Center at Oregon State University (OSU) from 1982 to 1985. During his last year at OSU he wrote a book on radiological protection by drugs, which led to a faculty position at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. After nearly a decade on the faculty at UW, Dr. Livesey came to University of the Pacific in 1994.

What Dr. Livesey loves about teaching at Pacific is the rewarding contact with the students and a balance between teaching, research and service. His goal is to contribute to the education of outstanding pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. Dr. Livesey also aims to increase the understanding of the effective use of pharmaceutical agents in treating human diseases. His teaching focus is in endocrine physiology and cancer biology.

What originally led Dr. Livesey to explore the field of physiology and pharmacology was an interest in how living organisms work and how chemicals can alter, for better or worse, the processes of life. His interest in pharmacy was motivated by his desire to study chemistry and medicine together, resulting in his focus on pharmacology and cancer biology. Actively involved in a variety of professional organizations, Dr. Livesey is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Sigma X.

A native Californian, Dr. Livesey grew up in Sylmar, Calif. Dr. Livesey currently lives in Stockton with his wife. One of the things that Dr. Livesey enjoys about living in Stockton is the ethnic diversity, especially the numerous micro-cultures present in the community. He and his wife have two children. Dr. Livesey is a coffee connoisseur and he enjoys it in its many forms, from espresso to mocha ice cream. His hobbies include collecting antique writing instruments, exercising and traveling.

Positions

2012 Present Department Chair of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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2000 Present Associate Professor, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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20012003 Director, Educational Technology Services, University of the Pacific
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19992001 Director, Information Technology, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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19942000 Assistant Professor, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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19881994 Assistant Professor, University of Washington ‐ Department of Radiation Oncology
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19851988 Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington ‐ Department of Radiation Oncology
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Curriculum Vitae




Honors and Awards

  • 1988 Chemical Modifiers of Cancer Treatment Junior Investigator Travel Award, Paris, France
  • 1995 - present Member, Rho Chi Honor Society
  • 1995 - 2015 Nine-time recipient of a Thomas J. Long Faculty Fellowship, University of the Pacific

Courses

  • PHRM 142 - Physiology & Pathophysiology III
  • PHRM 145 - Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry III
  • PCSP 209 - Technical Writing and Presentation
  • PCSP 232 - Molecular Pharmacology II
  • PHYP 193 & PCSP 391 - Independent Study

Education

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19821985 Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University
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1982 Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
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1977 B.S., Chemistry, Stanford University
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Contact Information

Phone: 209.946.2485

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Books and Book Chapters (6)

Books and book chapters written or edited by Dr. John C. Livesey.

Articles (27)

Journal articles authored by Dr. John C. Livesey.