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

2014 – A brief review

Happy early New Year to all supporters of the Dieni Research Group! 2014 was a very busy year for us, and now that it's almost over, we wanted to take a moment to reflect upon everything we accomplished during those 12 months. Publications We had 3 peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication in 2014: Bessemer RA, … Continue reading 2014 – A brief review

Neal receives departmental award for graduating students

Every year, shortly before graduation, Mount Allison University presents awards to an outstanding student from each department, based on nominations received from that department. This year, the Biochemistry award for an outstanding graduating student from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry went to our very own Neal Callaghan! The announcement was made during "Last Lecture - … Continue reading Neal receives departmental award for graduating students

Chris receives mention in Concordia University Magazine

Chris has earned a small feature in the "Class Acts" section of the Winter 2014 issue of Concordia University Magazine (one of his alma mater), describing his inaugural Carleton University Alumni Association Young Alumni Achievement Award (from his other alma mater). Featured in the picture are: (left) Dr. Christopher Dieni, B.Sc. (Biochemistry, 2004, Concordia),  Ph.D. … Continue reading Chris receives mention in Concordia University Magazine

Chris receives nomination for 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award

Chris has just been informed that he has been nominated for the 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in the Faculty of Science at Mount Allison University. Up to three awards are offered each year, one for each faculty: Science, Arts, and Social Sciences. The 2013 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in the Faculty of Science was … Continue reading Chris receives nomination for 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award

Chris receives Young Alumni Achievement Award

Edit: The program for the 2nd annual Alumni Leadership Gala can be viewed here. It's finally official: after the announcement some time ago, the 2nd annual Alumni Leadership Gala has come to pass, at which Chris was honoured as the inaugural recipient of the Carleton University Alumni Association Young Alumni Achievement Award. The Gala took place … Continue reading Chris receives Young Alumni Achievement Award

The Dieni Research Group attends and presents at the CSZ 2013 Annual Meeting

Chris and Neal Callaghan have both attended and presented at the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ) 2013 Annual Meeting hosted at the University of Guelph. The CSZ is a national-level society of scientists working on animal-related research in the fields of 1) comparative biochemistry and physiology, 2) parasitology, immunity and environment, 3) comparative morphology and development, … Continue reading The Dieni Research Group attends and presents at the CSZ 2013 Annual Meeting

Neal selected as a finalist for the CSZ 2013 Annual Meeting Holeton Award

Hot on the heels of his selection as a finalist for the Battle Award, Neal Callaghan has just been selected in a similar fashion as a finalist for the Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (CPB) section-specific Holeton Award at the Canadian Society of Zoologists 2013 Annual Meeting. From the Awards page on the meeting website: George F. Holeton Award In addition … Continue reading Neal selected as a finalist for the CSZ 2013 Annual Meeting Holeton Award

Neal wins EPCOR Water Ltd Student Travel Award

Neal Callaghan has just won a very special student travel award to attend the Canadian Society of Zoologists 2013 Annual Meeting, known as the EPCOR Water Ltd Student Travel Award, valued at $500. Neal previously won additional awards providing further financial support to attend this same conference, including a Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry student … Continue reading Neal wins EPCOR Water Ltd Student Travel Award