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

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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

“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

Student evaluations of teaching for Biophysical Techniques and Applications are in

Last semester (Fall 2014), Chris taught at Carleton University a 3rd-year Institute of Biochemistry course called Biophysical Techniques and Applications (BIOC 3032). As with all courses at Carleton- 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 … Continue reading Student evaluations of teaching for Biophysical Techniques and Applications are in

Chris begins teaching at Algonquin College

Chris has begun an appointment as Professor (Part-Time) for the Winter 2015 semester, in the School of Advanced Technology at Algonquin College. He is teaching two required courses for the "Biotechnology - Advanced" program: Biochemistry II Laboratory (BCH2402) Pharmacology and Nutraceuticals (BCH3404) The appointment follows a successful Contract Instructorship at Carleton University over the Fall 2014 … Continue reading Chris begins teaching at Algonquin College