Our review article “Catechin and other catechol-containing secondary metabolites” is now live at PharmaNutrition

Our recently-accepted review article, “Catechin and other catechol-containing secondary metabolites: Bacterial biotransformation and regulation of carbohydrate metabolism” is now live at PharmaNutrition. The review explores the ubiquity of catechol moieties in endogenous signaling molecules as well as dietary phytochemicals, their prospective biotransformation by gut microbiota and other microorganisms, and the roles that various catechols play … Continue reading Our review article “Catechin and other catechol-containing secondary metabolites” is now live at PharmaNutrition

LEoPARD students present at the 2021 Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase

On Friday, April 30th, our hard-working research students seized upon the opportunity to present not one, but two posters at the 2021 Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase. The venue allowed for these bright young researchers to show off the promising results of the many sacrifices they have made over the past one or two semesters. … Continue reading LEoPARD students present at the 2021 Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase

Our commentary “Revisiting nanoparticle-assay interference” is now live

Our recently-accepted commentary, "Revisiting nanoparticle-assay interference: There's plenty of room at the bottom for misinterpretation" is now live at Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The commentary discusses how, despite the accelerating developments in nanomaterials and nanotoxicology, there remains much that is misinterpreted due to the interference of nanomaterials with biochemical and … Continue reading Our commentary “Revisiting nanoparticle-assay interference” is now live

LEoPARD begins one-month countdown to major fundraising push for SuRe-BET

During the first week of April 2021 -- LEoPARD will be holding two fundraising events to support undergraduate student research in biochemistry at Colorado Mesa University, primarily for our Summer Research towards Biochemical Evaluation of Therapeutics (or SuRe-BET) initiative! Firkin fundraiser at Kannah Creek Brewing Company On Monday, April 5th, LEoPARD will be the beneficiary … Continue reading LEoPARD begins one-month countdown to major fundraising push for SuRe-BET

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

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