Our mentee Callum Yoker wins big at Canada-Wide Science Fair

We at LEoPARD are effusively proud of our young mentee, Callum Yoker! Callum is a 13 year-old student at Tecumseh Vista Academy, who in late-March participated in the Windsor Regional Science, Technology, and Engineering Fair, and won the St-Clair College CWSF Grand Prize. By way of this award, he was selected to represent the Windsor … Continue reading Our mentee Callum Yoker wins big at Canada-Wide Science Fair

Back to BenchFly

After a long break, Chris has just written a new science blog post, kicking off a new series for BenchFly. These blogs are by no means specialized, but are written for a broad audience with interest in the biological sciences. This new blog post focuses on the research Chris has been involved with over the … Continue reading Back to BenchFly

Chris interviewed by CHMA 106.9 FM

Chris was interviewed today by the local radio station at Mount Allison University, CHMA 106.9 FM. Summer Events Producer David White sat down with Chris and spoke about his role as the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow, his research and teaching activities, and- of particular interest- the upcoming special topics course being developed by … Continue reading Chris interviewed by CHMA 106.9 FM

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

Chris interviewed by CBC Radio on ricin toxicity

If you've been keeping up with the daily news headlines as of late, you've probably noticed that the toxin known as ricin has been making a substantial appearance- an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi has sent US President Barack Obama and others envelopes containing suspected ricin. Chris was interviewed yesterday by Mr. Ian Hamilton of CBC Radio … Continue reading Chris interviewed by CBC Radio on ricin toxicity

Chris volunteers as a judge at the Atlantic regional competition of the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada 2013

Today, Chris volunteered as a judge for the Atlantic regional competition of the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada 2013. This event was hosted by Mount Allison University. The competition brings together high school students from across the Atlantic provinces, who have partnered with research mentors from academia and government, to design and execute a research project with … Continue reading Chris volunteers as a judge at the Atlantic regional competition of the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada 2013