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New publication accepted and online

Our new publication, entitled "Zinc oxide nanoparticles trigger cardiorespiratory stress and reduce aerobic scope in the white sucker, Catostomus commersonii," was recently accepted for publication at the journal NanoImpact and is now available online as an accepted manuscript. The data and conclusions presented in this article are a continuation of our work investigating the exposure of bottom-feeding fish to environmentally-relevant … Continue reading New publication accepted and online

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Chris is a 2016 Capital Educators’ Awards winner

Carleton University's winners of the 2016 Capital Educators' Awards. L-R: Dr. Nduka Otiono (Assistant Professor, Institute of African Studies), Dr. Peter Ricketts (Carleton University Provost & Vice-President, Academic), Dr. Christopher Dieni (Contract Instructor, Institute of Biochemistry), Dr. Martin Geiger (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science). Photo is courtesy of Dr. Otiono. Last night, Chris received one of … Continue reading Chris is a 2016 Capital Educators’ Awards winner

Chris is a finalist for the 2016 Capital Educators’ Award

Recently, Chris was nominated by two of his past students for the 2016 Capital Educators' Award. Following that nomination, he was evaluated alongside other nominees from Carleton University; Carleton would then select their six institutional finalists, who would attend EduGala and potentially receive one of the awards. At the end of last week, Chris received a … Continue reading Chris is a finalist for the 2016 Capital Educators’ Award

Chris humbly accepts nomination for 2016 Capital Educators’ Award

Chris has been nominated for a 2016 Capital Educators' Award, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching, across the entire educational spectrum from elementary to post-secondary, within Canada's National Capital Region. The nomination was confirmed today by a letter from Dr. Joy Mighty, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at Carleton University. Chris' nominators for the 2016 Capital … Continue reading Chris humbly accepts nomination for 2016 Capital Educators’ Award

“Cerium oxide nanoparticles exhibit minimal cardiac and cytotoxicity…” is in press at CBPC

Great news! A recently-submitted manuscript entitled "Cerium oxide nanoparticles exhibit minimal cardiac and cytotoxicity in the freshwater fish Catostomus commersonii" has been accepted for peer-reviewed publication, and is currently in press at the Elsevier journal, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. The study was carried out by members of the MacCormack Lab and Dieni Research Group, and … Continue reading “Cerium oxide nanoparticles exhibit minimal cardiac and cytotoxicity…” is in press at CBPC

Chris resumes teaching at Carleton University

Today marks Chris' first class of the Fall 2015 semester at Carleton University. Chris will once again be teaching Biophysical Techniques and Applications (BIOC 3202), a required course for Bachelor of Science (BSc) Major and Honours degrees in Biochemistry, Computational Biochemistry, and Biotechnology. He previously taught this course last year (i.e. Fall 2014) to positive … Continue reading Chris resumes teaching at Carleton University

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

Chris gives a TEDx talk at TEDxCarletonU

Last night, Chris was one of 12 speakers to deliver a talk at TEDxCarletonU (update: the TEDxCarletonU website is no longer online). Below are some multimedia and social media snippets leading up to (and extending into) the event. The video can be found at the bottom of this page. https://www.facebook.com/TEDxCarletonu/photos/a.843364939054702.1073741825.438369046220962/891024020955460/?type=1&permPage=1 https://www.facebook.com/TEDxCarletonu/photos/a.843364939054702.1073741825.438369046220962/894297430628119/?type=1&permPage=1 https://www.facebook.com/TEDxCarletonu/photos/a.843364939054702.1073741825.438369046220962/895380757186453/?type=1&permPage=1 https://www.facebook.com/TEDxCarletonu/photos/a.843364939054702.1073741825.438369046220962/895380760519786/?type=1&permPage=1 Note: Chris' title … Continue reading Chris gives a TEDx talk at TEDxCarletonU

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