Khadijah Makky, Ph.D.

Dr. Makky, is a clinical assistant professor, and the director of the Molecular and Cellular Research Core at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University. The Core is a collaborative research facility involved in assisting with the molecular aspects of ongoing research projects in the department. In addition, she also serves as the co-director of the Sterilizer Monitoring Service at Marquette University.

Currently Dr. Makky is teaching several populations of students. She teaches Human and Applied Medical Genetics for undergraduate, graduate and physician assistant students. In the spring, she teaches in the Neurobiology of Moral Behavior course at the undergraduate level. When she is not in the classroom, she is training the graduate students at the Molecular Research Core.

Dr. Makky received her Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences from Northeastern University in Boston; and her PhD. in Biochemistry from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the faculty at Marquette, Dr. Makky spent time in developmental research as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at MCW. In addition she was an adjunct lecturer at Carroll University teaching different courses including Developmental Biology and Immunology.

Dr. Makky has presented her work on molecular pathways that regulate intestinal development at multiple meetings and has received awards for outstanding research at a national level. Find more information about Dr. Makky's research.

Dr. Makky brings her knowledge and expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology research as well as her passion for teaching to Marquette University and will focus her efforts on advancing multiple techniques at the molecular core.


  • Ph.D. - Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2004
  • M.S. - Biomedical Sciences, Northeaster University, Boston, MA, 1998
  • B.S. - Biochemistry, Kin Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, 1988

Teaching Information

  • BISC 4340: Human and Applied Medical Genetics
  • BISC 4931: Neurobiology of Moral Behavior


Dr. Makky's complete CV