Our book chapter is published

After a very long wait, our book chapter Cardiorespiratory Toxicity of Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environments has been published -- alongside all other chapters in the new book: Toxicology of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials in Human, Terrestrial, and Aquatic Systems. The chapter is co-authored with longtime collaborator Tyson MacCormack of Mount Allison University -- and the book … Continue reading Our book chapter is published

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LEoPARD students present at the 2021 Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase

On Friday, April 30th, our hard-working research students seized upon the opportunity to present not one, but two posters at the 2021 Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase. The venue allowed for these bright young researchers to show off the promising results of the many sacrifices they have made over the past one or two semesters. … Continue reading LEoPARD students present at the 2021 Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase

Our commentary “Revisiting nanoparticle-assay interference” is now live

Our recently-accepted commentary, "Revisiting nanoparticle-assay interference: There's plenty of room at the bottom for misinterpretation" is now live at Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The commentary discusses how, despite the accelerating developments in nanomaterials and nanotoxicology, there remains much that is misinterpreted due to the interference of nanomaterials with biochemical and … Continue reading Our commentary “Revisiting nanoparticle-assay interference” is now live

Faculty Professional Development Funds awarded

The Laboratory for Evaluation of Pharmacological Agents in Remediation of Disease (LEoPARD) at Colorado Mesa University has been awarded $4,800 in internal funds for individual and collaborative projects. Awards were disseminated via the Faculty Professional Development Fund (FPDP), an annual program at CMU established for projects facilitating the scholarly and creative development of faculty members. … Continue reading Faculty Professional Development Funds awarded

Andrew earns a spot in Summer Fellows

Andrew Murphy has earned a spot in the Summer Fellows summer research program at Ursinus College. The Summer Fellows program is an 8-week summer research experience that allows rising seniors and juniors to pursue a project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Summer Fellows then present their work at the Summer Fellows symposium. Andrew is … Continue reading Andrew earns a spot in Summer Fellows

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…

Metal oxide nanomaterials in blood plasma

Great news! We have a manuscript that has just been accepted for peer-reviewed publication: "Assessment of the toxic potential of engineered metal oxide nanomaterials using an acellular model: citrated rat blood plasma." The manuscript has been accepted only 8 days after submitting to the journal Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, and with no revisions requested. We expect the … Continue reading Metal oxide nanomaterials in blood plasma

New publication accepted and online

Our new publication, entitled "Zinc oxide nanoparticles trigger cardiorespiratory stress and reduce aerobic scope in the white sucker, Catostomus commersonii," was recently accepted for publication at the journal NanoImpact and is now available online as an accepted manuscript. The data and conclusions presented in this article are a continuation of our work investigating the exposure of bottom-feeding fish to environmentally-relevant … Continue reading New publication accepted and online