About the Author

Portrait of the author, Julian Pakay.Julian Pakay is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Following his passion for biology, Julian completed his undergraduate studies and PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia where he investigated how some animals can control “metabolic time” and survive on stored fuels for extended periods.  He continued in research at the Dunn Human Nutrition Unit in Cambridge, Geneva University, and Melbourne University working in diverse fields including bioenergetics, gene regulation and cellular signalling. He is now an education-focused academic, teaching biochemistry at all year levels from first year through to Masters. From his time in research Julian has seen how technological innovation has transformed biology into a more quantitative and predictive discipline.  One of his major teaching goals is to help students attain proficiency in mathematics and quantitative literacy to help them navigate modern biology.

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