Mark E. Hemric, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Molecular and Cellular Sciences
Dr. Hemric earned a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in Biochemistry from East Carolina University School of Medicine. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and did collaborative research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Hemric’s research background includes purification, expression and regulation of muscle and non-muscle contractile proteins and cardiovascular disease due to autoimmunity.
Dr. Hemric comes to LUCOM with 19 years of teaching experience at Oklahoma Baptist University, Lander University, and Liberty University. He has taught a broad variety of courses including general, organic, and biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and immunology.
Dr. Hemric credits his four children; Brett, Kenan, Danae, and Marlee, as well as, Jessie (daughter-in-law), as a real joy in his life. Outside of the office he enjoys working with the youth in his church, traveling, playing sports, and officiating soccer.