John C. Livesey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
- Molecular and cellular mechanisms governing cancer cell motility
- Chemotherapy drug resistance in lung and breast cancer
- Technology in Pharmacy Education
A native Californian, John Livesey graduated in 1977 from Stanford University with a baccalaureate (honors) in chemistry. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in pharmacology from University of Minnesota in 1982. Returning to the west coast, he then did post-doctoral training at Oregon State University from 1982 to 1985 in Biochemistry and Biophysics and in the Environmental Health Science Center. After nearly a decade on the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Livesey came to University of the Pacific in 1994. Contributing to courses in the Physiology & Pathophysiology sequence as well as in Pharmacology, his teaching focus is in endocrine physiology and cancer biology. His cancer research received grant support in the past, a success he strives to continue into the future. He has collaborated with other faculty in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology as well as maintaining connections outside the University.
Dr. Livesey currently resides in Stockton with his wife, with whom he has two grown children. His interest in pharmacy was motivated by his desire to study chemistry and medicine together, resulting in his focus in pharmacology and cancer biology. Dr. Livesey enjoys Stockton for its ethnic diversity, especially with so many microcultures present in the community. A favorite aspect of the University is its high quality students in the prepharmacy program (for whom he serves as an academic advisor), the Doctor of Pharmacy program, and the graduate program in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences. His hobbies include collecting antique writing instruments, exercise, and travel.