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About Maggie Louie

Dr. Louie joined the department in 2005, became an Associate Professor in 2011, and is currently the Director of the Chemistry Program. She holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry (BS) and Nutritional Science (BA), a MS in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UC Davis. In addition to her classroom teaching, Dr. Louie also has an active research program funded by the National Cancer Institute. Her lab is focused on understanding how hormone-refractory breast cancer develops, specifically looking at 1) the development of tamoxifen resistance and 2) the role of metalloestrogen and other endocrine disruptors in this process. Dr. Louie has taught General Chemistry I & II, BIO Research Methodology, Science Seminar, Graduate Research Methodology, Organic Chemistry I & II, Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biotechnology.


2019 - Present Research Professor for the NIH Research Grant, Dominican University of California School of Health and Natural Sciences
2013 - Present Director, Dominican University of California Master’s of Science in Biological Sciences Program
2011 - Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Touro University of California ‐ College of Pharmacy
2005 - Present Associate Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
2004 - 2005 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California, Davis ‐ Cancer Biology

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for the Joseph Fink Faculty Excellence Award, 2015
  • Nominated for the Melba Beals Award for Excellence in Diversity, 2015
  • Bio-Techne American Association for Cancer Research Travel Grant, 2015
  • Quick Start Training grant from California Breast Cancer Research Program, 2014
  • Awarded the Teacher of the Year, 2013
  • Nominated as Teacher of the Year, 2012
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Judges award, 2011
  • Nominated as Teacher of the Year, 2011
  • Nominated as Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • Nominated as Teacher of the Year, 2009
  • Genome Consortium for Active Leaning Workshop grant, 2009
  • Research Scholarship Award, Dominican University, 2008-2009
  • Research Scholarship Award, Dominican University, 2005-2006
  • Provost Academic Excellence, Dominican University, 2005
  • Turner BioSystems Luminometer Grant, 2005
  • Keystone Travel Scholarship, 2004
  • NIH Pre-doctoral Training Grant, 2001-2004
  • GAANN Fellowship, 1998-2000


2000 - 2004 Ph.D., University of California, Davis ‐ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1997 - 2000 M.S., San Francisco State University ‐ Chemistry and Biochemistry
1992 - 1997 B.S., University of California, Berkeley ‐ Nutritional Sciences
1992 - 1997 B.A., University of California, Berkeley ‐ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901



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