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Martha Faner, Ph.D.

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  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Detroit Medical Center Site


Detroit Medical Center
4707 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201


Martha Faner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a focus on teaching in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Her primary role is to create and deliver content in biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and physiology to first and second year medical students as part of a teaching team. She is based at the Detroit Medical Center, one of three sites of The College of Osteopathic Medicine. Faner completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Wayne State University, Department of Chemistry under the direction of Andrew Feig and her undergraduate studies at Northern Michigan University. Currently she functions as the Course Coordinator of Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics and serves on committees at both the college and university level. She serves as the Biochemistry Division Chair at NBOME. She also engages in pedagogical development and research. Her interests lie in developing and evaluating student centered learning sessions in a large class, multi-site learning environment. Her work was recently presented at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the Association of Biochemistry Educators conferences. Faner lives with her husband, two daughters and dog in Grosse Pointe Woods. They enjoy hiking, traveling and cooking together.