“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

Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in

Last semester (Winter 2013), Chris taught at Mount Allison University a 4th-year biochemistry course called Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031). As with all courses at Mount Allison, and many other universities, students marked the end of the semester by evaluating the course, and the instructor himself. These evaluations have recently been tabulated and returned to Chris, … Continue reading Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in

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

“Signal Transduction” comes to an end

Today marked the final lecture for the Winter 2013 edition of Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031). Signal Transduction is a course that explores the regulation of metabolism and physiology by a process stemming from a ligand-receptor interaction, typically at the cell surface, and propagating through the cell machinery to metabolic enzymes, transcription factors, DNA packaging proteins, … Continue reading “Signal Transduction” comes to an end

Chris gives invited departmental seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry on diabetes therapeutics

Chris gave an invited departmental seminar this morning in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University. The seminar was based on tying together Chris' various research projects at several institutes over the past nine years, into one fluid research program Departmental seminars are typically attended by faculty and staff in the Department … Continue reading Chris gives invited departmental seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry on diabetes therapeutics