"I’m excited by where structural biology is heading with single particle cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography. To be able to look inside cells and see molecular machines at near atomic resolution is incredible."
Meet Terry Mulhern
Associate Professor Mulhern loves helping students learn.
He teaches Biochemistry in the Bachelor of Biomedicine, Science and the Doctor of Medicine, and has coordinated core subjects in the Bachelor of Biomedicine within the School of Biomedical Sciences for many years.
I’m excited by where structural biology is heading with techniques such as single particle cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography, which are being set up at the Bio21 Institute. To be able to look inside cells and see molecular machines at near atomic resolution is incredible. I wish I was 21 again! I’d sign up for a PhD in this area in a heartbeat.
Associate Professor Mulhern was the 2018 winner of the David White Award for Teaching Excellence, for his education innovation and research. The Award is the University’s highest honour for teaching in Health and Science. He also received the 2019 Shimadzu Education Award from the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, which recognised his creative approach to education.
After realizing some time ago that teaching was his true passion, Associate Professor Mulhern transitioned to a full time Teaching Specialist role – and has found the past seven years to have been most fulfilling and satisfying of his academic career.