Department of Chemistry
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Christine Mullen
Senior Lecturer

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

P: 979-862-4018
F: 979-845-4719

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Current Activities

I have at various times taught Chem 101 (Fundamentals of Chemistry I) and Chem 106 (Molecular Science for Citizens). For the past ten years, I have been the primary instructor for Chem 222 (Elements of Organic and Biological Chemistry), a one semester organic chemistry course for students in the College of Agriculture. I particularly enjoy serving as a laboratory supervisor in the First Year and Organic Laboratory Programs.

During summer semesters, in addition to my teaching assignment, I serve the department as an Assistant Undergraduate Advisor to the incoming chemistry majors.

Each year, I happily volunteer at the Chemistry Open House, the Physics and Engineering Festival, and the Regional and Junior Science Bowls.

Presently, I am 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.