Chris receives 2015 Development Grant

Chris has been awarded a 2015 Development Grant, an internal fund from the Carleton University Research Office (CURO). In collaboration with Dr. Ken Storey (Professor of Biochemistry), who generously facilitated the application thanks to his eligibility as a tenured professor, Chris submitted an application entitled "Molecular mechanisms of nanotoxicity in isolated protein systems." Comments from the … Continue reading Chris receives 2015 Development Grant

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Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins Mount Allison’s only 2015-2016 NSERC CGS-M

Dieni Research Group alumnus Neal Callaghan (BSc Hons Biochem '14) has just won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's Program (NSERC CGS-M) to fund his research and studies over the 2015-2016 academic year. The highly-competitive evaluation process assesses candidates based on their academic excellence, research potential, and personal characteristics and interpersonal skills. … Continue reading Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins Mount Allison’s only 2015-2016 NSERC CGS-M

“Cardiorespiratory toxicity of environmentally relevant zinc oxide nanoparticles…” is now available online

Following the recent acceptance of our manuscript by the journal Nanotoxicology, our publication has been formatted and is now available online at the journal's website. The article can be reached here: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17435390.2014.982737. A personal or institutional subscription is required to view the article in its entirety. The full title, authors, and abstract for the publication are as follows: … Continue reading “Cardiorespiratory toxicity of environmentally relevant zinc oxide nanoparticles…” is now available online

Manuscript receives final acceptance for publication in Nanotoxicology

A new manuscript entitled "Cardiorespiratory toxicity of environmentally relevant zinc oxide nanoparticles in the freshwater fish Catostomus commersonii" has received final acceptance for publication in the journal Nanotoxicology. The study included contributions by Chris and Dieni Research Group alumnus Neal Callaghan. The work was spearheaded by honours students of Dr. Tyson MacCormack- Robin Bessember, Kathryn Butler, … Continue reading Manuscript receives final acceptance for publication in Nanotoxicology

“Protein kinase C in the wood frog…” is now live at PeerJ

Our most recently-published paper, "Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing" is now live at PeerJ. Our paper can be reached via this direct link: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.558 Because PeerJ is an Open Access journal, we also have a free PDF available right here. https://twitter.com/thePeerJ/status/507907027163561984 https://twitter.com/thePeerJ/status/507449913303896064

Now accepted for publication: “Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing”

It's been a lengthy process requiring several rounds of revisions, but we're pleased to announce that "Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing" has been accepted for publication in the journal PeerJ. The publication stems from work that Chris completed as a graduate student in … Continue reading Now accepted for publication: “Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing”

“Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica…” is now available at PeerJ PrePrints

Chris has recently submitted a new manuscript to the online journal PeerJ entitled "Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing." Presented with an interesting option, he also chose to submit it to the accompanying preprint service, PeerJ PrePrints. The manuscript is therefore now also published in … Continue reading “Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica…” is now available at PeerJ PrePrints

Our 2014 Honours Students convocate!

Today was a very bittersweet day for the Dieni Research Group. While we have been, are, and always will be extremely proud of our two honours students- Patrick Gormley and Neal Callaghan- they are, in fact, no longer our students at all. May 12th, 2014, marked Mount Allison University's 151st convocation. It also marked the … Continue reading Our 2014 Honours Students convocate!

“Physiological hepatic response to zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure…” is now online

Our recently-accepted publication, "Physiological hepatic response to zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure in the white sucker, Catostomus commersonii" is now available on the ScienceDirect site for Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology. As of April 5th - the paper is available in its unformatted, uncorrected version http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2014.03.009 As of April 18th - the paper … Continue reading “Physiological hepatic response to zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure…” is now online

Chris delivers Biology seminar at the University of New Brunswick

Chris has just delivered a seminar entitled: "Trail of breadcrumbs: Discovering the molecular mechanisms of nanotoxicity in fish" at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The seminar was part of the UNB Biology Seminar Series, a weekly event organized by UNB Biology graduate students. The seminar focused mainly on some of the purported mechanisms of … Continue reading Chris delivers Biology seminar at the University of New Brunswick