Christensen, Mary Lucas was born on October 18, 1937 in St. Louis. Daughter of Kermit and Margaret Isabelle (Lucas) C. Bachelor of Arts Bacteriology, University Iowa, 1959, Master of Science in Bacteriology, 1961, Doctor of Philosophy. in Microbiology, Northwestern University, 1974. Research virologist Wyeth Laboratories, Philadelphia, 1961-1965, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, 1965-1968.
Chief clinical virology laboratory Northwestern University, 1969-1971. Research fellow National Cancer Institute, Northwestern University, 1974-1978, assistant professor pathology and pediatrics, 1978-1987, associate professor, since 1987. Director virology laboratory Children's Memorial Hospital, since 1978.
Guest lecturer in field.
- Chief clinical virology laboratory Northwestern University, 1969-1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.