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Terry McCurdy


Dr. McCurdy retired from McMaster in 2022.

She 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 teaches the Introduction to Integrated Pathophysiology (HTH SCI 2LA2) and has taught the Heath Science (4NR3) Research and Integrated Pathophysiology for Accelerated Stream (3PF1) courses. In 2015, Dr. McCurdy joined the team of instructors for the Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner course in the graduate PHCNP program. 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. 

Select Publications

  • McCurdy, T.R., Volterman, K., Shiell, R., Zeadin, M., Dunn, K., De Melo, J., & Helli, P. (2017). Enhancing two-stage collaborative exams by incorporating immediate feedback. Discussions on University Science Teaching: Proceedings of the Western Conference on Science Education, 1(1), 9:1-7. Available at
  • 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.


At present, Dr. McCurdy’s primary research interest is the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

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