By Curtin University

Congratulations to Professor Teri Balser, whose frontier-challenging leadership in teaching and research across microbiology and other environmental studies disciplines has seen her awarded the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor.

“My career has been about exploration and exploring the unknown and pushing the limits and challenging our beliefs, first in the natural world as an ecosystem scientist and soil scientist, and then eventually in the human world as a teacher and then a leader and then an administrator.”

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About John Curtin Distinguished Professors

The title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor is Curtin’s highest honour for academic staff. It recognises nationally and internationally renowned researchers who have demonstrated exceptional skills in teaching or research, or scholarly, creative and artistic achievements.