Department of Chemistry
A headshot of Christine Mullen

Christine Mullen
Senior Lecturer

Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3255

P: 979-862-4018
F: 979-845-4719
cmullen@chem.tamu.edu

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Current Activities

Since joining the faculty in 2006, Dr. Mullen has taught CHEM 101 (Fundamentals of Chemistry I) CHEM 106 (Molecular Science for Citizens) and CHEM 222 (Elements of Organic and Biological Chemistry), a one semester organic chemistry course for students in the College of Agriculture. Dr. Mullen currently teaches CHEM 227 and 228 (Organic Chemistry I and II) for non-majors and CHEM 234 (Organic Synthesis and Analysis), a writing intensive laboratory course for chemistry majors.

During summer semesters, in addition to her teaching assignment, she serves the department by advising freshman chemistry majors.

Each year, she happily represents the Chemistry Department at the Chemistry Open House, the Physics and Engineering Festival, and the Regional and Junior Science Bowls.

Finally, she is the faculty advisor to Cupcakes for a Cause, which brings together students who either love baking or would like to learn how to bake, to raise money for local non-profit organizations in the Bryan-College Station area.

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University (1994)
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Texas A&M University (1994)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego (2001)

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow, University of San Diego (2000-2003)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of San Diego (2003-2006)
  • Senior Lecturer, Texas A&M University (2006-present)

Selected Publications

  • "Titration and pH Measurement." P. Jennings and C. Mullen, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, 2001.
  • "A pH-dependent Stabilization of an Active Site Loop Observed from Low and High pH Structures of Mutant Monomeric Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Transformylase at 1.8 to 1.9 Å." Y. Su, M. Yamashita, S. Greasley, C. Mullen, J. Shim, P. Jennings, S. Benkovic, and I. Wilson, Journal of Molecular Biology, 1998, 281, 485.
  • "A Single Mutation Disrupts the pH-dependent Dimerization of Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Transformylase." C. Mullen and P. Jennings, Journal of Molecular Biology, 1998, 276, 819.
  • "Glycinamide Ribonucleotide Transformylase Undergoes pH-dependent Dimerization." C. Mullen and P. Jennings. Journal of Molecular Biology, 1996, 262, 746.