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
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 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
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
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
Fellow scientists and supporters of scientific research with an affinity for social media can now follow the Dieni Research Group, by "liking" our new Facebook page. We hope to have many exciting updates for you over the course of the next few months!
Neal Callaghan has just been named the incoming VP Biochem of the MTA Chemistry and Biochemistry Society, the student society for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University. He will serve in this position over the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to Neal and the rest of the incoming executive!
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
One of the most important tenets for those of us in academia, is that education needs to be a top priority. Many would argue, in fact, that it needs to be the top priority! Every so often, however, circumstances arise that can change our perspective. A unique situation arose for Chris within the past week... … Continue reading Learning to bend
Chris was featured in a local Moncton newspaper, the Times & Transcript, for his upcoming lecture at the Moncton Public Library as part of Mount Allison University's Lunch and Learn Series. The Lunch and Learn Series, planned by the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA), gives the general public of the Moncton Metro area the chance to … Continue reading Times & Transcript