LEoPARD to present at VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café @ UVM

LEoPARD has been granted a phenomenal opportunity to engage in STEM outreach with young, future prospective scientists in the Burlington metro area. On December 10th, LEoPARD will deliver a presentation to interested and enthusiastic teens at the VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafés, organized and offered by the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension. The presentation is … Continue reading LEoPARD to present at VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café @ UVM

LEoPARD awarded startup supplement funds from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

LEoPARD has been awarded a startup supplement grant at maximum value -- a full request of $10,000 -- by the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN). Funds received from the grant application -- entitled “Characterizing capsaicinoid and capsinoid mechanisms of insulin sensitization” -- will be added to a startup package already committed by Saint Michael's College. … Continue reading LEoPARD awarded startup supplement funds from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

Our book chapter is published

After a very long wait, our book chapter Cardiorespiratory Toxicity of Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environments has been published -- alongside all other chapters in the new book: Toxicology of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials in Human, Terrestrial, and Aquatic Systems. The chapter is co-authored with longtime collaborator Tyson MacCormack of Mount Allison University -- and the book … Continue reading Our book chapter is published

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