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Metal oxide nanomaterials in blood plasma

Great news! We have a manuscript that has just been accepted for peer-reviewed publication: "Assessment of the toxic potential of engineered metal oxide nanomaterials using an acellular model: citrated rat blood plasma." The manuscript has been accepted only 8 days after submitting to the journal Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, and with no revisions requested. We expect the … Continue reading Metal oxide nanomaterials in blood plasma

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The Educational Development Centre spotlights Chris’ teaching at Carleton University

Chris was recently interviewed by Emily Cook, a staff writer for the Educational Development Centre (EDC) at Carleton University, following his win of a 2016 Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) Capital Educators' Award. In the interview, they discussed Chris' teaching philosophy, strategies for engaging students in the classroom (especially in the evening!), and the importance … Continue reading The Educational Development Centre spotlights Chris’ teaching at Carleton University

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

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