- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 1992
- B.A., Rhode Island College, 1984
After earning his doctorate, Michael D. Losiewicz, Ph.D., completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from 1992 to 1998. In this position, his research focused on cyclin-dependent kinases and signal regulated kinases of the MAP family as potential targets for anti-cancer drug development.
Losiewicz also authored several papers on these studies. After completing this fellowship, Losiewicz served as a guest professor of Chemistry for a year at a small college outside of New York City, before joining St. Mary’s University in August 1999.
His current research interests focus on CRISPR applications in nucleic acid editing for experimental therapeutics, the role of microRNAs in carcinogenesis, and their use as targets in antineoplastic development.
Losiewicz routinely teaches General Chemistry, Biochemistry, and several Advanced Biochemistry courses in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.