Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant awarded

We've been awarded a University of Windsor Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant, enabling us to further our carrying-out and dissemination of undergraduate-driven research. Jointly adjudicated by the Office of Research and Innovation Services and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, this $2,000 grant will help to defray expenses related to supplies (e.g. labware), knowledge mobilization … Continue reading Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant awarded

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Chris begins teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ursinus College

Today marks the first day of classes for the Fall 2016 semester at Ursinus College; it is also the first day that Chris will begin teaching in his new role as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. In the Fall 2016 semester, he is responsible for teaching three undergraduate courses: Fundamentals of Biochemistry (CHEM-347), … Continue reading Chris begins teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ursinus College

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

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

“Cardiorespiratory toxicity of environmentally relevant zinc oxide nanoparticles…” is now available online

Following the recent acceptance of our manuscript by the journal Nanotoxicology, our publication has been formatted and is now available online at the journal's website. The article can be reached here: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17435390.2014.982737. A personal or institutional subscription is required to view the article in its entirety. The full title, authors, and abstract for the publication are as follows: … Continue reading “Cardiorespiratory toxicity of environmentally relevant zinc oxide nanoparticles…” is now available online