Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in

Last semester (Winter 2013), Chris taught at Mount Allison University a 4th-year biochemistry course called Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031). As with all courses at Mount Allison, and many other universities, students marked the end of the semester by evaluating the course, and the instructor himself. These evaluations have recently been tabulated and returned to Chris, … Continue reading Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in

Chris interviewed by CBC Radio on ricin toxicity

If you've been keeping up with the daily news headlines as of late, you've probably noticed that the toxin known as ricin has been making a substantial appearance- an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi has sent US President Barack Obama and others envelopes containing suspected ricin. Chris was interviewed yesterday by Mr. Ian Hamilton of CBC Radio … Continue reading Chris interviewed by CBC Radio on ricin toxicity

Chris officially accepts MASU Excellence in Teaching Award nomination

Chris is honoured and ecstatic to officially accept a nomination for a Mount Allison Students' Union (MASU) Excellence in Teaching Award. He was informed of the nomination midday on Monday, April 15th, and is currently gathering supporting documents and additional materials for the next phase of deliberations. Thank you to MASU, and especially the students … Continue reading Chris officially accepts MASU Excellence in Teaching Award nomination

“Signal Transduction” comes to an end

Today marked the final lecture for the Winter 2013 edition of Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031). Signal Transduction is a course that explores the regulation of metabolism and physiology by a process stemming from a ligand-receptor interaction, typically at the cell surface, and propagating through the cell machinery to metabolic enzymes, transcription factors, DNA packaging proteins, … Continue reading “Signal Transduction” comes to an end

Chris gives invited departmental seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry on diabetes therapeutics

Chris gave an invited departmental seminar this morning in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University. The seminar was based on tying together Chris' various research projects at several institutes over the past nine years, into one fluid research program Departmental seminars are typically attended by faculty and staff in the Department … Continue reading Chris gives invited departmental seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry on diabetes therapeutics

A biochemical sort of snakes and ladders…

Following fast on the heels of last semester's Immunochemistry course- which received a very positive response- Chris Dieni is currently offering another course called Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University. Signal Transduction explores the pathways- the proverbial biochemical snakes and ladders- that stem from the receptors … Continue reading A biochemical sort of snakes and ladders…

What’s cooking in the classroom?

When you're the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow at Mount Allison University- the Maclean's-ranked top primarily-undergraduate university in Canada- teaching, in addition to research, is a huge part of the job. To see what Chris has been up to with regards to his teaching duties, have a look at the newly-created Teaching section of this … Continue reading What’s cooking in the classroom?

“Immunochemistry” comes to an end

... and with that final class, the Fall 2012 semester's edition of Immunochemistry (BIOC 4011) at Mount Allison University has come to an end! Immunochemistry is a course that explores various facets of immunology at the biochemical, molecular, cellular, and even systemic levels, with an emphasis on the biochemical. This semester, the course was essentially … Continue reading “Immunochemistry” comes to an end