Full Name
Martha Faner
Associate Professor
Michigan State University
Martha Faner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a focus on teaching in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University (MSUCOM). 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. Her primary role is to create and deliver content in biochemistry, genetics, and physiology to pre-clerkship medical students as part of a teaching team. Additionally, she has an administrative appointment as the Director of Curriculum Integration. This position involves overseeing the integration of scientific knowledge with clinical medicine throughout the curriculum. She is based at the Detroit Medical Center, one of three sites of MSUCOM. At Michigan State University she serves on committees at the departmental, college, and university level. Nationally, she serves as the Biochemistry Division Chair at the NBOME, Secretary on the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE), and as Vice Chair on the 2024 IAMSE Program Committee. 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 ABE conferences and published in Medical Science Educator and BMC Medical Education.
Martha Faner