Local Vermont youths introduced to principles of insulin resistance, drug discovery

On Saturday, December 10th, local Vermont youths were treated to a presentation and hands-on activities in which they were introduced to insulin resistance, drug discovery, and bioactive natural products in agricultural sources. Dr. Chris Dieni delivered a presentation entitled “Insulin Resistance: A Global Health Problem with a Backyard Solution?” Insulin resistance is a metabolic disorder … Continue reading Local Vermont youths introduced to principles of insulin resistance, drug discovery

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LEoPARD awarded internal grant from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

LEoPARD has been awarded an internal grant at maximum value — a full request of $2,000 — by the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN). Funds received from the grant application — entitled “Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study of commercially-available capsaicin, capsaicinoids, capsinoids, and their biosynthetic intermediates: enzymatic and cellular approaches” — is added to a previous … Continue reading LEoPARD awarded internal grant from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

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 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 features in a CMUnow story

Recently, we were visited by Kelsey Coleman, Creative Content and Social Media Specialist at the Colorado Mesa University Marketing and Communications office. Visiting with student-researchers Brett Duncan and Austin Lorenz, she crafted a truly inspirational story. The story can be read at CMUnow -- the official hub for news and stories from Colorado Mesa University, … Continue reading LEoPARD features in a CMUnow story

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

Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF) awarded

Happy holidays! We're thrilled to have been awarded a University of Windsor Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF), which will help us with an undergraduate project already underway. We previously reported having been awarded an Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant, which is currently funding an undergraduate-driven research project, Development of a gut-friendly probiotic towards the … Continue reading Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF) awarded

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