Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
BSc (University of Waterloo), MSc and PhD (McMaster University)
Dr. McCurdy joined the School of Nursing in January of 2010 as a part-time tutor for the Research Methods and Critical Appraisal course (HTH SCI 3C04). She took on the role of assistant professor, responsible for course planning and teaching both the Biochemistry I
(HTH SCI 1LL3) and Biochemistry II: Human Nutrition and Metabolism courses
(HTH SCI 3BB3) in March of 2010.
Dr. McCurdy also co-teaches the Introduction to Integrated Pathophysiology (N2LA2) and the Heath Science (4NR3) Research courses.
Dr. McCurdy has an Honours Co-operative Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo. She also has a Master of Science in Biology, and a PhD in Medical Sciences (Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Atherosclerosis), both from McMaster University.
At present, Dr. McCurdy’s primary research interest is the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
2014 BScN, Program, McMaster University
HTH SCI 1LL3, Biochemistry I: Human Nutrition and Metabolism
HTH SCI 3BB3, Biochemistry II: Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Co-teaching: N2LA2, Introduction to Integrated Pathophysiology
4NR3 Heath Science Research courses
(Academic year 2014/2015)
- McCurdy, T.R., Patrick, A.L., Eltringham-Smith, L.J., Bhakta, V., Sheffield, W.P., and Fox-Robichaud, A.E. (2013) Alpha-1 acid glycoprotein reduces hepatic leukocyte recruitment in murine models of either early endotoxemia or early sepsis. Microcirculation (Epub 2013 Aug 14).
- McCurdy, T.R., Bhakta, V., Eltringham-Smith, L.J., Gataiance, S., Fox-Robichaud, A.E., and Sheffield, W.P. (2012) In vivo clearance of alpha-1 acid glycoprotein is influenced by the extent of its N-linked glycosylation and by its interaction with the vessel wall. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (Epub 2012 Apr 1).
- McCurdy, T.R., Bhakta, V., Eltringham-Smith, L.J., Gataiance, S., Fox-Robichaud, A.E., and Sheffield, W.P. (2011) Comparison of methods for the purification of alpha-1 acid glycoprotein from human plasma. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (Epub 2011, Mar 8)
- McCurdy, T.R., Gataiance, S., Eltringham-Smith, L.J., Sheffield, W.P. (2004) A covalently linked recombinant albumin dimer is more rapidly cleared in vivo than are wild-type and mutant C34A albumin. J Lab Clin Med. 143(2):115-24.