Sarah Teakel

Embedded Tutor Coordinator, Division of Student Success

B Med Sc (Hons 1), PhD (CSU), CSS

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Sarah completed a PhD at Charles Sturt in 2021 in Cell Biology and Protein Biochemistry, and has been involved in teaching and tutoring in the School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences. Sarah has clinical expertise as a Medical Scientist in a pathology laboratory and over 10 years’ experience tutoring.

Sarah has a current role as the Embedded Tutors Academic Coordinator where she assists the Retention Team in embedding tutors into key first-year undergraduate subjects to increase student engagement. Sarah has been involved in the training and support of tutors, evaluation of the Embedded Tutors Program, data analysis and research.


Teakel, S., Marama, M., Aragao, D., Tsimbalyuk, S., Forwood, J., Cahill, M. (2021). Structural characterization of a MAPR-related archaeal cytochrome b protein. (2021). doi:

Tamarit, D., Teakel, S., Marama, M., Arag√£o, D., Gerdes, S., Forwood, J., Ettema, T., Cahill, M. (2021). MAPR origins reveal a new class of prokaryotic cytochrome b5 proteins and possible role in eukaryogenesis. bioRxiv .11.17.468889; doi:

Thejer, B.M., Adhikary, P.P., Teakel, S.L. et al. (2020). PGRMC1 effects on metabolism, genomic mutation and CpG methylation imply crucial roles in animal biology and disease. BMC Mol and Cell Biol 21, 26.

Thejer, B.M., Adhikary, P.P., Kaur, A. et al. (2020). PGRMC1 phosphorylation affects cell shape, motility, glycolysis, mitochondrial form and function, and tumor growth. BMC Mol and Cell Biol 21, 24.

Teakel, S., Ludescher, M., Thejer, B., Poschmann, G., Forwood, J., Neubauer, H., Cahill, M. (2020). Protein complexes including PGRMC1 and actin-associated proteins are disrupted by AG-205. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 524(1), 64-69.