2014 – A brief review

Happy early New Year to all supporters of the Dieni Research Group! 2014 was a very busy year for us, and now that it's almost over, we wanted to take a moment to reflect upon everything we accomplished during those 12 months. Publications We had 3 peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication in 2014: Bessemer RA, … Continue reading 2014 – A brief review

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“Protein kinase C in the wood frog…” is now live at PeerJ

Our most recently-published paper, "Protein kinase C in the wood frog, Rana sylvatica: reassessing the the tissue-specific regulation of PKC isozymes during freezing" is now live at PeerJ. Our paper can be reached via this direct link: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.558 Because PeerJ is an Open Access journal, we also have a free PDF available right here. https://twitter.com/thePeerJ/status/507907027163561984 https://twitter.com/thePeerJ/status/507449913303896064

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

Neal is featured in the latest “Honours Profile” of The Argosy

Neal Callaghan has been featured in the latest "Honours Profile" instalment of The Argosy, Mount Allison University's student publication. Congratulations on this recognition! The article is currently available online here: http://www.argosy.ca/article/honours-profile-neal-callaghan Alternatively, a PDF version can be viewed here. Note: regrettably, while Neal certainly deserves every bit of the attention (and more), the article itself has some … Continue reading Neal is featured in the latest “Honours Profile” of The Argosy

Neal and Pat present at ARCP 2013

Neal Callaghan and Pat Gormley have both delivered research presentations at the 6th Annual Atlantic Regional Comparative Physiology Workshop this past weekend, October 18th-20th, held at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in beautiful St. Andrews, New Brunswick. On Saturday, Pat delivered an oral presentation entitled "In vitro effect of cerium oxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles … Continue reading Neal and Pat present at ARCP 2013

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 receives President’s Research and Creative Activity Award

Chris has won a President's Research and Creative Activity Award, an internal research grant from Mount Allison University, funded by the Marjorie Young Bell Faculty Fund. The award received the maximum amount of funding requested- a rare occurrence- based on Chris' proposal entitled "Mechanisms of nanoparticle toxicity in blood plasma components and live fish." This … Continue reading Chris receives President’s Research and Creative Activity Award

“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