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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Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins prestigious Vanier scholarship

Neal Callaghan, who began his research career as an undergraduate at Mount Allison University, has won a highly-coveted Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS). The Vanier CGS program helps to annually attract up to 167 highly-qualified doctoral candidates to Canadian institutions. The scholarship provides $50,000/year of funding for 3 years ($150,000 in total). Neal spent the … Continue reading Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins prestigious Vanier scholarship

Brandon and Chris join Ursinus College’s FUTURE Program

Brandon and Chris will be partaking in summer research as part of Ursinus College's FUTURE (Fellowships in the Ursinus Transition to an Undergraduate Research Experience) Program. The FUTURE Program provides research opportunities to students traditionally underserved in the sciences and mathematics, including students from minority groups, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and women in science … Continue reading Brandon and Chris join Ursinus College’s FUTURE Program

We grew a little bit…

Our research group has grown somewhat this semester! In addition to Jessica McFarland remaining with us- she completed an Introduction to Research (CHEM-291) course last semester and has now moved to Research/Independent Work (CHEM-491W) this semester- four new students have joined our group. Brandon Greyson (Neuroscience), Tyler Lashley (Biology) and Will Loy (Biology) are all sophomores … Continue reading We grew a little bit…

Now accepted for publication: “Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing”

It's been a lengthy process requiring several rounds of revisions, but we're pleased to announce that "Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing" has been accepted for publication in the journal PeerJ. The publication stems from work that Chris completed as a graduate student in … Continue reading Now accepted for publication: “Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing”

“Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica…” is now available at PeerJ PrePrints

Chris has recently submitted a new manuscript to the online journal PeerJ entitled "Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing." Presented with an interesting option, he also chose to submit it to the accompanying preprint service, PeerJ PrePrints. The manuscript is therefore now also published in … Continue reading “Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica…” is now available at PeerJ PrePrints

Manuscript accepted at Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology

Update (December 19, 2013): the article is now Open Access and has a functional DOI. Update (December 1, 2013): we have submitted payment for Open Access publishing, and hope to have this processed as soon as possible. In the meantime, please find a free courtesy corrected proof available, hosted by chrisdieni.com. The DOI is still … Continue reading Manuscript accepted at Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology

“Sola dosis facit venenum”

This week marks the beginning of a new undergraduate biochemistry course at Mount Allison University: Toxicology (BIOC 3991 A). Toxicology was designed by Christopher Dieni, and Fall 2013 is its first instance of being taught at Mount Allison. The course investigates the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of toxicity in animals, up to and including humans. … Continue reading “Sola dosis facit venenum”

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